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Please, Just Call Me Fat

Thin people correcting me when I call myself fat is just another form of marginalization

Photo: Jose A. Bernat Bacete/Getty Images

I am at the airport security checkpoint when I hear a small and tender seedling of a voice behind me. “Look at that fat lady!”

I turn around, meet the bright eyes of a three-year-old, and smile. Her mother’s face is stormy, voice sharp. “Don’t call…

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Your Fat Friend

Your Fat Friend

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Your Fat Friend writes about the social realities of living as a very fat person. www.yourfatfriend.com