Fat Girls Deserve Love, Too
I want you to watch a video on Upworthy, featuring Rachel Wiley, a poet who speaks about the struggles of being overweight in the dating world. She speaks of the judgment she feels -both internal and external – about her worthiness of being loved by a skinny boy. I found her talk, “10 Honest Thoughts on Being Loved By a Skinny Boy” to be enlightening and thought-provoking. She begins with, “I say I am fat. He says, ‘No, you’re beautiful.’ I wonder why I cannot be both.” To anyone who has ever judged an overweight person as insecure, undeserving of love, or perhaps unworthy of being loved by a skinny boy, meet Rachel Wiley. This video will challenge your thinking about why fat girls deserve love, too. Hopefully, you’ll think twice before placing judgment on anyone deserving a loving relationship; fat, skinny or anything in between. It might even sensitize you to stop placing judgment on yourself. Please share your thoughts.