Hi, everyone. I’m a fat girl. Now before you get all unsettled because I used the word “fat” and not “plus size,” let me first tell you that I am fat and I don’t consider it a bad word. It’s an adjective, like “tall” or “brunette.” It’s used to describe my body and on my own terms. It’s only when people give negative connotations to the word ‘fat’ that it becomes an insult. Unfortunately, many people find my fatness offensive, so calling me fat is used as a tool to hurt my feelings. Well, it actually doesn’t anymore, but thanks for trying, lovely people on the street! I’ve moved beyond caring about the label I give myself and others angrily give me, but a few things I haven’t moved beyond yet. Some things just really suck for fat people.
Shopping is a nightmare, even though stores are slowly catching on the fact that fat girls like to wear bikinis and aren’t afraid of rocking a crop top. Everyone has a comment on your body and feels the need to tell you, and regular social situations become anxiety ridden nightmares because of how people react to your larger body. It sucks, I’m pissed about it, and I’m here to complain. C’mon fat girls. Sit down, relax, and read with me all the annoying things we have to endure as the big ladies that we are.
1. When people tell you, “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful.”
Oh Gosh!! Stop it. That’s the biggest cover up compliment I have ever heard. Fat and Beautiful can be one and do not have to be mutually exclusive.
2. Chub Rub is the enemy.
Its been a long day of wearing a tight dress, you finally come home and lay in your bed and your thighs are on fire. I struggled a lot with this before I came across www.Lurap.com. They do care about you.
3. Squeezing by people gives you anxiety.
You must squish your butt against everything in your path. Every person between you and where you’re going gets a face full of butt. This is why I like aisle seats.
4. Public transportation is the worst.
That little subway seat outline is meant for one ass only, and you’re gonna sit on it even if your one ass is bigger than theirs. People on either side of you will either adjust or curse your fatness under their breath.
5. When you sit down on the roller coaster, you hope that the seatbelt will close.
You also hope it’s click-click-clicked down far enough so you don’t fall off and die.
6. Your clothes cost more than “straight sizes.”
That is of course unless you thrift everything or settle for cheap clothes with ugly patterns (I’m looking at you, cherries and skulls). OR you visit www.lurap.com and get your self the best patterns and designs, customized for your self.
7. Not liking the term “plus size.”
And also potentially not liking the term “fat,” “chubby,” “voluptuous,” “big boned,” or any of the other words to describe your body.
8. All sizes fit you differently.
You fit into a L – 3X depending on the store and the clothing item, so you need to try literally everything on OR you check out www.Lurap.com and chose your exact size yourself. Even if you don find into standard plus size, Ask them to customize for you.
9. …which is difficult when all the cute clothes you want are online.
It’s such a hassle. I just want to walk into a store, try stuff on, buy it and leave. But noooooo, I need to track my purchases and send half of it back!
Well that doesn’t happen now as I shop at Lurap.com
10. You get judged if you’re eating too much and judged if you’re eating too little.
The fat girl is either stuffing herself or watching her weight. She just cannot win.