Meet South Philly’s Melissa Fabello and her mission to spread body acceptance

November 8, 2018

By Staff

There are times when Melissa A. Fabello hears the word feminism, and it doesn’t mean much of anything.

“It’s not about women to me,” the writer-researcher-activist said, sitting the other day in a cafe on East Passyunk. “Like, it is. But it’s also about all the things. If we’re not taking down every single system of oppression, we’re leaving women behind. So what is the point of feminism without anti-racist work, or fat acceptance, or disability justice?”

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