To all those people out there giving you crap, I just want to tell them what I’ve learned from your blog, from the perspective of someone who isn’t fat.
I’ve learned it’s not okay to say rude, condescending, or invasive things to a person because of his/her weight.
I’ve learned that people can be fat and still outrun, out lift, and out perform my skinny ass in any number of daily or physical activities.
I’ve learned that no one owes me the time or effort to look how I think they should look.
I’ve learned that all of these things should be obvious and common sense, but because fat people are labeled as “wrong”, “unhealthy”, and/or “lazy” then society not only expects me to but demands that I speak up to “correct” them. And I’ve learned that society is unequivocally and irredeemably wrong.
So I wanted to say thank you, for helping me learn, and apply, the commandment to “love thy neighbor as thyself”, and for helping me find that love for both. Don’t let them get to you, sweetie, you’re doing a wonderful job!
Thank you bebe for your kind words and solidarity. I appreciate it so much and I’m so happy you’ve learned so many wonderful things.
It is easy to not let hate get to me when the love around here is so much more prevalent.
<3 Haley Cue