A request from your fat friend: what I need when we talk about bodies.
Your Fat Friend

While others might reduce your experiences you are allowing them to do that, you need to confront them face to face personally. And everyone has good intentions but many dont see how words can hurt the ones we love, directly or indirectly.

I think you need both empathy and solidarity, but just relying solidarity alone will not be beneficial, you cant put all the trust in someone else who does does not care about your feelings, solidarity would not require empathy but for someone to do what you feel they should without asking, that is hard when emotions are involved. Yet you want more anger but you cant have more anger and more action if you want solidarity, you need channel the empathetic anger that is inside you, and not the emphatic distress caused by the misunderstandings of what is expected of others.

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