“She’s not even that fat!” But I am.

Gorgeous art by Jenn St-Onge

My heart sunk in such a familiar way when I first learned about The TLC show explores the weight loss journeys of people looking to fall in love. “Why would someone love me, looking like this?” one contestant asks, staring at her soft body in a full-length mirror.

Wherever we go, someone is constantly asserting the life of loneliness, isolation and lovelessness to which fat people are…