This is a post that I want to re-read over and over again as it is a battle that I face regularly. Written by a lovely blogger – so thankful for her words! 🙂
I’ll never forget the first time I heard the word aimed at me. He spewed it out like vomit, his eyes filled with disgust. “Fat,” the boy accused me, and I believed it even though I wasn’t anywhere near “fat” back then.
I always was a strong girl, a tom-boy with a hearty appetite, a girl who loved sports and climbing trees and running races. My feminine side appeared on occasion, though, and like every other girl, I wanted to be pretty, to be liked. I never saw my body as much of a hindrance to those desires until that day, the day he called me fat in front of the whole lunch table.
I acted like I didn’t care about the word, but my eyes burned and so did my face.
I stuffed the word way deep down inside of my junior high self and tried so…
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