Last week I ran out on my lunch hour to grab some lunch at a burrito place. When I went inside the restaurant, the line was really long. I realized I wasn’t going to have enough time to wait, so I left shortly after entering. One of the men on the patio made the comment “Fatty couldn’t wait for them to make her food. She must be sooooo hungry.” Both of the men laughed.

I felt so humiliated. In that moment, it was like every negative thing ever said about my body size came flooding back.

I wish people would stop placing value on a person’s body size. Contrary to what the diet industry would have you believe, thin does not mean healthy/good and fat does not mean unhealthy/bad. Every body size can be healthy or unhealthy.