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“How Much Weight Are You Losing for the Wedding?”

A complex history of physical self-acceptance as a woman about to become betrothed.

Photo by Spencer Dahl on Unsplash

Here’s something that gets under my skin — the number of people who, after asking when my wedding is, go on to say:

“Oh, and how much weight are you planning to lose by then?”

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Gillian Sisley

Gillian Sisley

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Professional online writer. Tea drinker. Committed optimist. Writing about life, relationships, & travelling the world for 1 year!✈️🌍