I used to be scared of the word FAT


I thought if I used it for others, it would insult their intelligence, beauty, or style.

I thought if I used it for myself, it would encourage pity, scorn, and distaste.

I used to hesitate before saying it out loud.

I used to mask it with qualifiers.

But now - now I take it back. Fat is proud.  Fat is hot.  Fat is smart.  Fat is fat, and fucking wonderful.