A love letter from your fat friend: It’s okay. You’re fat.

Dear Reader,

I've recently found this amazingly inspirational article written by "yrfatfriend". I was so impressed that I had to share it with you! The empowering and healing messages contained within are especially relevant around International Women's Day! (And, the loving content is equally applicable if you're a man.) We are all beautiful no matter our body size.

If you like what you read, then please check out the author further at www.facebook.com/yrfatfriend or www.twitter.com/yrfatfriend. She's a true collective healer. A gem.

Radiating self-esteem, self-love, courage, strength, kindness and health,

Susan, aka The HealthShrink

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FROM: YOUR FAT FRIEND

Darling,

I know how difficult things have gotten — how cold and raw your days have become. And I have never loved you more than I do today.

Because I know where you are. The shame that melts through you when you see the jeans you bought, because they only had them a size too small, and your friend said that would just motivate you. Wanting to go to the gym, but feeling like you’ll have to run through a gauntlet of stares, snickers and side comments, and what would you even wear? Considering ordering that supplement from Dr. Oz that is clearly a hoax, but you’ve tried everything else.

Dressing impeccably every day for your own security. Laughing too loudly at jokes about fat people so no one mistakes you for one. Feeling anxious when you order food in public, because if you order pasta, everyone around you will think, how sad, of course, and if you order vegetables, everyone around you will think, but what a shame she let herself get that way. Forcing a smile when someone tells you that you “wear it well.” Wondering why you feel so deflated after compliments like that.