First of all I would like to apologize to the people I am about to offend. You brought this on yourself. There has been a great deal of uproar recently about a funny little symbol that was supposed to say: “I’m fat”. When I saw it I thought it was adorable. I certainly wasn’t offended. But then I’m not an idiot. There is a great deal of talk about how the word fat is used negatively. Why? It’s just a word. Fat. Fat fat fat fat fat. See, just a word.
The only reason it has any negative connotation is because of the do-gooders that have made it so. To all the absurdly skinny women out there who have a problem with my being different than you… Get over yourself. I’m not ugly, I am beautiful! There may be more to my girth than there is to yours but that does not make me any less valuable than you are. Stop guilting our children into starving themselves! We all come in different shapes and sizes. No one is more valuable than the other. If you are too heavy for your frame take that up with your doctor. Don’t let some glossy magazine with airbrushed models and unrealistic body shapes influence you. You are better than that. I am better than that.
Marilyn Monroe is considered an icon of beauty and yet she was never a size zero. There is some controversy about how big she really was but they figure at least a size 12. So these scrawny waifs out there that are saying you shouldn’t be fat are the ones with the problem. If your size is related to a health issue then by all means take the steps necessary to alleviate the health problem. But just because your hips are a little thicker than some airbrushed celebrity, don’t worry. You are far more beautiful than some plasticine model.
Children today should be worrying about whether Johnny likes me or do I want to have long hair or short hair. Don’t worry about things that are so inconsequential that they are not worth your time or energy to think about. If you’re fat and healthy that’s better than being skinny and miserable. Tall, short, fat, thin just be yourself. Be proud of who you are. I am.