Part 4 - The Rant Queen Strikes Back, Episode 1: I'm Fat, And That's OK.
by Aimeyir, the Rant Queen - Posted Thu June 14, 2007 @ 11:27 AM
Joy Nash is my new hero.
If you haven't heard of this wonderful, funny lady, go to youtube and look up the video entitled "A Fat Rant". Joy is a large lady (all 224 lbs. of her) and one of the few large women comfortable in her big skin. She makes a lot of valid points and breaks the stereotype that so many people have about fat people, that we eat way too much, that we are lazy and that we don't care about the way we look.
I'm here to tell you, folks. I eat normal sized portions. I eat lots of vegetables and fruits, as well as lean meats, wheat breads, and whole grains. I may not do any type of structured exercise, but I work 40 hrs. a week on my feet, running around and lifting things. And, I'm fat. I refuse to hide my body under tent dresses and big shirts. I wear form-fitting but tasteful clothes that I find pretty and that reflect my own unique style. Too many times do I find that clothing stores have clothes that I like but don't go past a size 14 (I wear a size 18-20). My response? I don't shop there. My money speaks volumes. The average sized woman in America today is a size 12. Doesn't that make me above average? (hehe). Just because I'm fat doesn't mean I'm not healthy, either. Just like being skinny doesn't guarantee health as well.
Fat people of the world, stand up and shout, "I'm fat! I weigh (insert weight here, mine's 195 lbs. at 5'2", just so you know), and I'm proud! I can go and have a slice of cheesecake or an ice cream sundae if I want! I refuse to be made miserable by my weight!
End of story, please see the video. I hope it will change your mind about us.