Lindy West, the original “shrill” woman, has defied the fat-shamers and misogynists and helped us redefine what it means to be beautiful. Not hiding herself away because she doesn’t fit the mold, West is an author, cultural critic, and ultimately, a model we can emulate. With a sharp eye — and tongue! — she reminds us that power, courage, and connection are beautiful, and hate is ugly. Period. End of story.
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