Wed. May 18th, 2022

Isabel and I were talking about why the word “fat” was never going to make (most) people comfortable. It has been negative for far too long. I like that some people are trying to make it a “nice” word, a word for depiction rather than taunting. I applaud them.

“I feel so fat!”

Yeah, this is something that has been said in a way that no one will ever hear as positive.

“Do I look fat in this?”

I am not sure how to answer that question. I mean, are you fat? You probably are going to look fat in that. Is the question you are looking for: “Do I look good in this?”

“You are not fat, you are so pretty!”

Um, I cannot be both?

2012 was a supercharged kick for body positivity. It has gained a lot of traction since then. Is it a perfect movement? Hardly. Plus-sized clothes are often in the back of stores if you can find them in stores at all. Plus-sized models are still only a US 16 at best. And where are the plus-sized men?

*crickets*

fat: noun
a natural oily substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs.

adj
(of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh.

Let us be honest, yeah? Society does not want the word to be just an adjective. If it was and people stopped hating themselves for living in their bodies just as they were they would not have the ability to make money off of us.

The market size, measured by revenue, of the Weight Loss Services industry is $2.8bn in 2022.

Let alone gym memberships, body shapers, fad shakers & the only seen on TV rubbish.