Sunday, 1 October 2017

An Apology To All Of The Fat People I've Hurt With My Account

When I found the online body positive community, I was thin. I wore a UK size 10, I had spent my entire life trying to lose weight, had battled anorexia, and had hated my body with every fibre of my being every step of the way.

So when I finally found a space in a tiny corner of the internet where people of every shape and size were embracing their bodies, I jumped straight in. They welcomed me, allowed me to learn from them, and cheered me on in overcoming my own lifetime of body hatred. None of us set out to become 'internet famous' or grow large followings - we were just a group of people healing together, figuring things out, trying to find our own happiness in a world that had taught us we weren't deserving of it, in one way or another.