Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I'm Big and Proud, But Don't You Dare Mention It!

I'm Big! I'm Bold! I'm Beautiful!  But don't you dare mention my size, in any way, ever period.  Has anyone else noticed this attitude among us plus sized gals?  We talk about how much we love who we are, how we look, how we feel, but if someone else says "Hey you sexy girl with the big booty" our heads snap around and we say "who the hell are you calling fat jerkface?"  So which is it?  We can't be proud and highly offended all at the same time.  Being plus sized isn't bad, or good, it just is.

I've decided that I am embracing myself the way that I am sassy, sexy, smart and plus sized! 

I'm not saying it's all rainbows and unicorns either.  There are health concerns to being a big gal.  So when our doctors talk to us about diabetes, heart disease or high cholesterol we need to listen.  We don't need to get huffy and offended.  We need to put on our big girl panties and face life head on and boldly, the parts we love and the parts that we don't love so much!

What do you think, Loud and Proud or STFU?


  1. HeatherDec 6, 2011 06:06 PM
    Totally agree!! Can't have it both ways. I think you (and by you, I mean the general you) can be offended if a medical professional assumes you HAVE x because you're a bigger gal, but if they want to talk about it? Totally legit, as long as they do it in an appropriate way. HAES doesn't mean "ignoring potential problems because you don't want to talk about them at any size"!
  2. staceyjwDec 7, 2011 11:13 AM
    I am a bit heavy and that OK with me. I won't accept abuse for it, but a doc is doing their job mentioning health concerns. its one thing to be rude, dismissive or mean, another to be professional.