My name is Stacy. I’m just a fat female who is fed up with fat bigotry and fat hate in our Fat Phobic Culture.
Every day I wake up and give myself permission to be who I am, to love who I am, and to live in my body unashamed. Every day I have to spend sanity points living in a society that has declared war on me (the war on “obesity” is a war against fat people – my body is not a disease, it is not a mistake, malfunction, or a problem). I will not be ashamed of or apologize for having the body that I have. I will not let anyone, ever again, make me feel inferior or less than because of the size my body.
My goal in this beautiful life I’ve been given is to be Fat – Out Loud. To be a fat person- unapologetic and unashamed for having the body that I have. To hold my head high. To look strangers in the eye and smile (or not smile, depending on how I feel). And to be happy and live harmoniously with myself – body, mind, and spirit. I will be who I am and not apologize for it. My goal today, and this day forward, is to be Fat Out Loud.