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Is the body positivity movement leaving fat bodies behind?

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Big and beautiful: Masego Rangaka advocates body positivity.
Photo: supplied
Big and beautiful: Masego Rangaka advocates body positivity. Photo: supplied

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While conventionally sized people have their own set of battles, one can’t escape the ugliness faced by those who do not fit the ‘norm’ in our societies, where discrimination is rife, writes Janice Phiri.

The perceptions of the body have long been the subject of praise or criticism in our societies. One would expect us to appreciate our bodies for the simple fact that they function.

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