We have grown a twisted relationship with body image & self-worth. Follow these useful steps to change the way we use the word “fat” because it’s time to change the conversation for a healthy future. My dear loved ones, I need to ask you for a favour. One that is difficult for me to find the words so I can express myself the right way. It’s difficult because this favour is tangled in my own complicated relationship with my body, and pulling out the proper threads might take a surgeon’s hand I’m not sure I possess. However, this is important enough that I need to try. STEP 1: Stop using fat as a synonym for shame and disgust. I need you to stop calling yourself fat–the way you do, with the underscoring of disgust and shame in your tone. I am not here to police anyone’s feelings, or to make declarations about the way you need to experience the world. I’m only asking that we all consider changing the conversation, so that “fat” as an adjective is no longer synonymous with “repulsive” when it leaves our mouths. I am fat. I say this as a fact. As a statement about my […]
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