“Sweetie, No!”: The heartbreak of “you’re not fat”

Your Fat Friend
5 min readMay 12, 2016
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Sweetie, no!

In passing, I mention to you that I’m fat. Your response to this truth is concerned, insistent, sometimes frenzied. Sweetie, no! You’re not fat!

You mean to convey so much in that denial. You’re not terrible. You are not irresponsible, not to blame, not worthless, not sad. You are not the worst case scenario. You are redeemed. You are my

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Your Fat Friend

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