Yes. Yes. Absolutely, yes. Our feelings are real and valid and we are 100% allowed to have them, even if (and especially because) we are fat.
When we fat folk are allowed to feel, that fuel you speak of, of understanding the feelings of others, it can move mountains.
Empathy. Compassion. The world needs so much more compassion. Reminders like yours can help us all make it real. Thank you so much.