Interview with Samantha Irby of Bitches Gotta Eat:
Do you identify as a fat activist?
I’m a fat person trying to eat food, fuck responsible dudes, keep my eyebrows under control, and make jokes about dumb shit. Activism sounds exhausting, but if I get to be some cult antihero for attempting to do all of these things while also being overweight, I can accept that shit.
Do you identify as a feminist?
Hell yes, grrrl. I’ma need my social, political, and economic rights to be equal to those of men. Forever. But I’m also black, which means I gotta be on the lookout for racism first; then I can focus on sexism. Being a brown woman in this current sociopolitical climate is a hard goddamn job. That shit is why I can’t be a fat activist: because I’m too busy defending blackness and my vagina.
Portrait by Kami Jeanne. High-res

Interview with Samantha Irby of Bitches Gotta Eat:

Do you identify as a fat activist?

I’m a fat person trying to eat food, fuck responsible dudes, keep my eyebrows under control, and make jokes about dumb shit. Activism sounds exhausting, but if I get to be some cult antihero for attempting to do all of these things while also being overweight, I can accept that shit.

Do you identify as a feminist?

Hell yes, grrrl. I’ma need my social, political, and economic rights to be equal to those of men. Forever. But I’m also black, which means I gotta be on the lookout for racism first; then I can focus on sexism. Being a brown woman in this current sociopolitical climate is a hard goddamn job. That shit is why I can’t be a fat activist: because I’m too busy defending blackness and my vagina.

Portrait by Kami Jeanne.