Excerpts from an interview for NOW Magazine's Love Your Body Issue

Photography by Samuel Engelking
Makeup by Paola Manigat
Transcription by Kevin Ritchie

We’re in a time of extreme violence and extreme cruelty enacted on the human body. 

What does loving yourself mean in that context? 

A popular fiction is that your life begins when you lose weight. 

Only when the pounds are gone, we are told, does the real story begin. 

I want to dismantle the system that arbitrarily marks one body as valuable and another as surplus.

I want slender traitors.

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