I’m tired of being called “small, “cute,” and “fun-sized” because I’m short. I’m tired of not being taken seriously because I’m a female. I’m tired of letting the number on the scale dictate my decisions. I’m tired of fearing food because it’s “bad for me” or being told “I don’t need it.” I’m tired of being a slave to exercise, needing to “earn” that snack or “work off” last night’s dessert.
I am one among millions: a victim to society’s scale, constantly subjected to weight discrimination and fat bias. I, like so many others, have been raised and socialized to believe fat is bad, constantly pressured to uphold the thin standard. And frankly, I’m tired of that too.
I’m tired of the discrimination myself and millions of men, women, and children are subjected to every day because of our size. Small, large, tall, or short, we are all beautiful and we all deserve respect.
I’m ready for a change, ready to live and think for myself. Are you?