I am a fat girl. I don’t consider myself to be phat, chubby, thick, big or plump. I am fat. I wear a size 16 and I am proud of it. A lot of people do not like Mo’Nique because she says a lot about skinny girls, but you must admit that a lot of the things she says are true. One of my pet peeves is going to the mall with my smaller friends and they take me into stores like 5-7-9 when it needs to be 15-17-19 in order for me to even consider going into it. I am definitely tired of always hearing, “Oh, Janessa can get in the front seat,” when there are five people riding in the car.
Another thing I am tired of is going into a store with a friend and they ask me to pick out a shirt for them and the salesperson looks at me like I am crazy when I pick up a shirt, as if I don’t obviously see that the shirt is too small. I blame situations like that on small-minded people and plus size women who wear clothing that is clearly too small for them.
I deal with these types of things on an every day basis, but the thing is, I am comfortable with myself. I always walk with my head held high and either a smile or frown on my face depending on the mood. People can call me fat all they want to. I am not denying it. The average size of women today is 14. Men are now taking a notice to bigger females.
There are big males on the cheerleading team who can do the splits better than the smaller ones. There are big people in the band who can move their bodies just as good as the next person. People are capable of doing anything they put their minds to whether they are big or small. Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Star Jones, Oprah Winfrey and Angie Stone are a few of the big beautiful women that are obviously comfortable in their own skin and are doing big things in life.
Be comfortable with yourself and your body. You might as well. You can’t get into anyone else’s.