I love how you put this. I am fat, not fluffy either. Hate the word Fluffy as well.
Today I want to talk about a question that I get asked a lot in many forms. From “Why would you call yourself fat?” to “how can fat be a good thing?” to “Do you have to call yourself fat?” The word “fat” can definitely stir a lot of emotions which is one of the reasons that I use it.
I consider fat to be a reclaiming word. It’s been used by people whose goal was to bully, intimidate, and stigmatize me through its use. My use of it is one of the ways that I tell the bullies they can’t have my lunch money anymore. This reflects my belief that I can shift power around the words that are used to oppress me by…
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