Ever heard "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you"?
Well I used to disagree with that. Growing up as an overweight child, words definitely hurt me, especially the three letter word, "fat". It always felt like a slap in the face every time I heard that word, because apparently being "fat" was bad and undesirable. Now that I'm older I've learnt that, "Fat" is just a word :
Definition of Fat: having an (over)abundance of flesh.
"Fat" doesn't define who we are as a person, nor does it represent who we are, it is just a word. I am no longer hurt by the word, I don't cringe with painful embarrassment and I no longer feel outraged when someone calls me fat, it's a descriptive word, it just describes my appearance and nothing more. My appearance does not define me as a person, my appearance is just the surface of who I am. "Fat" is no longer a bad word to me, I embrace it because I have claimed it back, it's not all the negative things you see and hear in the mainstream media. As I believe in the "Fat Acceptance Movement", I have to accept the word, because I've been haunted long enough by it, it doesn't scare me anymore, and it doesn't affect my mood like it used too. I am comfortable with who I am and my appearance, fat rolls and all lol.