Thin privilege is not having to think about whether you’ll fit.

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Thin privilege is not having to think about whether you’ll fit.

What if you had to plan every time you left home? What if you had to pause at the door of every store or restaurant to see if there would be enough space to move or a place you could sit? What if you had to do an hour of research before booking a flight or buying a concert ticket?

What if Ubers, buses, subways, rental cars, planes or trains might not be physically accessible to you, and the only way to find out was to chance it?

What if every time you left home, you never knew whether you’d physically fit where you needed to go — or whether you’d be laughed at or mistreated for trying? What would constantly carrying around that worry do to you over time?

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Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at