Posts Tagged ‘the f word’

Real Talk: The Real “F” Word

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
little mermaid

  I still remember the first time someone called me fat. I was 9 years old. My great-grandmother was sitting near me and for some reason felt the need to compare my body to that of my best friend. “Andrea’s skinny. Kirthan’s fat,” she sneered. In that moment, my great-grandmother confirmed everything I had already feared. That I was fat, bigger than everyone else, and most importantly, that everyone noticed. Two years later my height evened out with my weight and…

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