After reading the overwhelming response on my last post about my biggest fear, I feel the need to respond with a large hug to everyone out there in the Fatosphere. I’ve never, in my life, gotten such a positive reaction, such helpful, concerned responses, such beautiful compliments, and kind words. I was feeling very vulnerable when I posted that last night. I’ve read similar posts elsewhere, but I’ve never been able to admit that to anyone.
For me FA and this blog have had an extremely positive impact on my life. I went from hating my body, hating myself, to accepting my body, and loving myself. Yes, I still have those moments of fear, but with my maturation, with the wisdom of the wiser women who commented on my last post, and with the support of this community, I will more forward. I will find my place, and I will hold tight to it. This is what we do, for each other, for ourselves: we support, we lend arms and ears and shoulders, and we share wisdom. We are fighting hate by spreading love, whether that’s self hate in exchange for self love, or worldwide hate exchanged for worldwide love. And I am proud to call myself part of a movement of such positive, optimistic individuals.
Thank you to everyone who has been here and supported me. This is what we do. And I’m glad I found you all. To the wise, to the fat, to the self-hating, to the optimistic, to the men, to the women, to our morement, thank you.