Fantastic post! Very eloquent and says the things I’ve thought about my body and other people’s opinion of my body over the many years I’ve been fat. This post also reminded me of a recent experience. I have a very well-meaning friend who sent me a link to a podcast on body image issues. The thing is, I don’t have body image issues. I’m just fat. But the assumption is that anybody who is fat must have body image issues. My only issues are with the people who hate my body and feel totally justified in expressing that hatred as cruelly as possible.