The 5-year-old didn’t ask maliciously; she didn’t associate “bad” with “fat and big.” But if you really want to know why I’m so fat and big, it's because...
Conner Lee Carey
A writer by trade, a poet, and a music-maker; discover Conner's writing at ConnerCarey.com. You can also find Conner under @connerleecarey on Instagram. Their YouTube can be found under Conner Carey.
The very concept of a beauty ideal negates the value of women as people. Yet, throughout the ages and around the world, women are expected to act, be and look a certain way that fulfills a man’s desires, depending on the cultural context.