Reclaiming the word fat was the most empowering step in my progress. I stopped using it for insult or degradation and instead replaced it with truth, because the truth is that I am fat, and that’s ok. So now when someone calls me fat, I agree, whereas before I would get embarrassed and emotional.
Beth Ditto of Gossip (via grasstomyknees)
Yeah, the stigma that comes with FAT is a problem. When someone says I’m fat, the instinct is to say, “no you’re not!” But what you’re really saying is, “there’s nothing wrong with you!”