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It is truly upsetting and something that can influence a person in a lot of ways.
The first time I realized my fatness was in a dressing room, trying to squeeze into a bathing suit that I felt should have fit me. I’d gained weight and the clothing sizes kept crawling upwards. The exclusion of my body size from stores like Abercrombie and Express and whatever other brands were big when I was growing up was frustrating. Every time I went to the mall was a nightmare of playing “find the largest size in a sea full of clothes meant for thin bodies that aren’t mine”.
Thank the lord for online shopping - I never go to the goddamn mall anymore.