As a Fat Girl I understand the rules and boundaries that I must follow in order to comply with society. The usual; never wear horizontal stripes, never wear your hair short, and never get your hopes up in finding Mr. Right.
Mr. Right who happens to have a six pack, man bun, delicious beard, pirate tattoos, a well paying job, and the most sensual Christian Grey aura about himself (That might have to be another blog entry; “Where’s Waldo: Stalking the Perfect Man Edition”).
But back to the point.
I should stay meek, and not make too much noise, because being fat is already a disturbance.
If you have been attuned to recent discussions and the ever growing acceptance of larger women in fashion you would have noticed the booming trend of bigger women flaunting and galavanting themselves around in barely-there ensembles. From social media and that ever popular hashtag #ImNoAngel.…there seems to be a phase of allowing bigger women to feel as if they’re accepted in todays society, especially when showing their bodies.
I recently overheard a conversation between two coworkers who were scandalized over going to the beach and having to layout near a pack of fat girls who took it upon themselves to wear bikinis. How dare they.
Coworker 1: “It was so awkward laying out near them.”
Coworker 2: “Right! Fat girls should never show their skin.”
Their conversation got me thinking that maybe, just maybe fat girls haven’t learned that they should never show their skin. Perhaps they haven’t been enlightened in the fact that it’s not acceptable.
But I’m here to tell you that Fat Girls should NEVER show their skin…..here is why:
A Fat Girl should never show her skin because she might exude confidence that would intimidate those who are surrounding her.
A Fat Girl should never show her skin because she might unknowingly become a role model to younger girls. She might teach them that no matter what people say true beauty comes from within. Hell, she might teach them to love what they see in the mirror.
A Fat Girl should never show her skin because she might end up catching the eye of that hot guy whose been surfing with his hot friends. Hey you, I see you checking her out. He might find her confidence sexy, and he might, you know, find her beautiful. We don’t need fat girls thinking that they’re beautiful.
A Fat Girl should never show her skin because she might make it painfully obvious that she’s different. The world doesn’t need unique and divergent people.
A Fat Girl should never show her skin because she might interpret it as being brave. We don’t need Fat girls running around feeling brave. We don’t need Fat girls thinking that they have to be brave to be themselves. We don’t need Fat girls thinking that they have to be brave to show their skin. There shouldn’t be a bravery that comes along when others are sure to ridicule and humiliate you.
A Fat Girl should never show her skin because she might make those around her uncomfortable with the power it gives her to not give a fuck. She doesn’t give a fuck because nobody should give a fuck. It’s no secret that she’s fat. If the whole world can see that she’s fat why then must she hide it? Who is she hiding it from? Why is she hiding it? Why are we making her hide it?
Fat girls should never show their skin…in the dark.
Fat girls should never show their skin…with their heads held down.
Fat girls should never show their skin…in shame.
Fat girls should never show their skin without a smile.