(Internet trolls, disapproving members of the public)
This may really shock you but, I’m not here for your approval. (I know right GASP) so if you see me or a fellow fat woman out or online here’s a few simple things to remember.
I mean ideally mind your own business but if you can’t then read on…..
We are whole people, I’m a whole person, I love, I’m sad, I have a job and a family, I have pets and hate spiders, I sing badly and cry and eat apples and laugh at inappropriate stuff. I like sci-fi and Conan Doyle and Buffy. Not being able to see that and make me relatable because I’m fat makes you a douche. I’m not here for that.
What I eat isn’t your business
Coffee, waffles and cheese, crisps and salad, wine, biscuits or watermelon is all arbitrary cuz it’s none of your business.
What I wear
(I bet you can see where I’m going with this) None of your godforsaken business. #stripesforlife y’all.
None of it mate, not a bit. How I chose to be and move through this world is my business and I’m not here for you, I won’t give you my time, none of us have enough. And I’m not here to make you feel comfortable or happy or superior.
Perhaps ask yourself why you don’t like fat people, ask yourself what makes you uncomfortable enough upon seeing us you need to comment, make jibes or get angry. Look at things about yourself you feel strongly about and wonder how you’d feel if people held it in front of you all the time, before they even knew your name.
Stop shaming fat people online, stop thinking your way is superior or right or even something we care about. We mostly don’t because we not here for you.