It is hard to be a fat girl. No matter how much you tell yourself how sexy, talented, amazing, worthy, fabulous, and genius you are, there is a pretty serious backlash that you are facing – on a minute by minute basis. And, I’ll tell you, I consider myself pretty tough and persistently body positive, but it is not easy to be kick-ass all the time. Especially when someone tells you point blank to your face that you are fat and you need to lose weight or you will… (insert really scary reason here – usually culminating in the fact that you will be fat, alone, and unlovable until you lose some weight).
And I absolutely guarantee that inside every phenomenal kick-ass fat positive role model is the tiniest inkling of doubt and fear, and every once and a while, when you are feeling a little vulnerable, even the toughest, most awesome girl can be tripped up, even if they refuse to admit it. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that I believe this so wholeheartedly – anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. This is not to say that we should just succumb to the cultural standards and get all weak in our knees when someone calls us fat – we will keep fighting and loving ourselves no matter what and becoming role models for other women to follow in our example, BUT there has to be some room for honesty in the equation. And honestly? It is not always easy to be a Body Image Warrior.
YES IT IS!!! :D Yeah I feel like they are judging me silently. Plus I don’t like when they message. I’m like “no thank you…”
NOOOO, THEY WON’T JUDGE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE ADORABLE AND FABULOUS. I HOPE YOU’LL HAVE FUN TOOOONIIIGHT, LOVE ~~
YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE. GENNY, I’M TIRRRRRREEEDDD.
NOOOOOOO, BBY. I’M SOOORRAAAY.
And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.
MADAM.. YOU WILL DEAL, ALRIGHT. AIRFARE IS EXPENSIVE AND I’M A SLOW WALKER.
SIIIIIGH. I GUESS YOU’RE KINDA WORTH IT. OR SOMETHING.
WELL SINCE I’M WALKING.. IT’S TAKING ME A LITTLE LONGER THAN I THOUGHT. I’M IN.. WEST VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW. SO GIVE ME LIKE ANOTHER WEEK?
……… WOMAN. AN ENTIRE WEEK?