I’m not even going to address anon directly, because seriously, fuck that guy.
For the rest of you who may be wondering how I POSSIBLY manage living as a fat person, let me explain how I do it:
I do it by making time for fun things as often as possible. Like riding carousels while morbidly obese. I have the gall to do this in front of children.
I do it by making sure my skin is always moisturized and cleansed. I know it’s shocking, but my glowing, fat face feels great after a seaweed-based exfoliant mask.
I do it by finding time for my interests and hobbies. I’m an amateur mycologist. You may think it’s frightening for a fat forager to find fungi, but I think it’s fantastic.
I do it by surrounding myself with wholesome, non-judgmental people. A fat person with friends and family?!? It’s more likely than you think.
I do it by wearing bright colors and taking any opportunity for a photo shoot. Surprisingly, my fatness hasn’t broken a camera yet.
I do it by singing loudly and flamboyantly. Much as you’ve been told fat people spend 99% of our time gasping for air, I actually have pretty solid breath control.
I do it by pursuing my education. Don’t worry, they let me skip the part of the bar exam that asks for your BMI.
I do it by having an adorable, supportive partner. We even make out with the lights ON most of the time!
I do it by creating safe spaces in my home. I love decorating for holidays and dinner parties. The tinsel really compliments my back rolls!
I do it by adopting fluffy animal friends. Mr. Fluff here may always have a look of existential dread on his face, but he’s not once had a problem with my weight.
I do it by spending time in nature. Trees and green spaces are very healing! Yes, even for a fatty like me.
I do it by making this face at people who tell me that since I’m fat I can’t have all the things I already have. I have the audacity to believe that I will one day accomplish all the important goals I have set out for myself!
I’m a fat person and I have value. I’m a fat person and I can realize my dreams. I’m a fat person and I have a happy, fulfilling life.
That’s not going to change no matter how many anons send me hateful messages.
To all my fat family out there, you deserve a support network of caring people who don’t care about your weight. You deserve to achieve your goals. You deserve respect. You deserve happiness.