Teachers' Corner Yoga Practice

I Am Not Your Fat Yoga Teacher

I’m not your fat yoga teacher
I’m not your curvy
plus size
body-positive
Instagram-envelope-pushing
guru.
I don’t want to be
your daughter’s
niece’s
sister’s
or
your
role model.
[tweet_box design=”default” float=”none”]I am not your fat yoga teacher
no matter how much better
you feel on your mat
because of my size.[/tweet_box] We’re not playing that game.
I’m not playing this game.
The game where
you look at me
and you think,
I’ll give her a compliment
I’ll tell her how much better I feel
on my mat
because she’s not
like
your typical “anorexic” yoga teacher.
That is NOT a compliment.
That is NOT love.
That is NOT yoga.
Suppose
my body changes
like all bodies do
and suddenly I no longer
look the way you need me to look
in order to feel like you belong
on your mat.
This is the damage we cause
ourselves
each other
ourselves
each other
me
you
me.
I am not
your fat yoga teacher.
I am
Erica Jacobs.

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