On Being Fat

Hey guys,

I honestly never anticipated making a post like this but this is a matter that is near and dear to my heart. I'm currently sitting at Rowster Coffee working on my business stuff and I'm usually aware of what's around me. As I was working, a group of girls sat in the seats next to me. Thinking nothing of it, I continued to work and kept to myself. All of a sudden, I heard " I wouldn't be playing volleyball if I was that obese". My ears perked right up and I continued to listen. These girls, I kid you not, were talking about how people these days are completely obese and that they're hideous. They continued to talk about this girl and how she has gained so much weight and that she would never make it to play volleyball. I started fuming as they continued to say that when she works out her skin shows and that her "fat rolls" stick out. (As I'm typing this, I'm literally gritting my teeth...) As a man who has been bigger his entire life, the cruelty that I went through in high school was exactly this; taunting and teasing. It took me right back to my teenage years where this was a constant for my life. As someone who has lost a lot of weight but still has a way to go I would honestly say something to these girls. But, there'd be no point. 

Let me tell you guys something. Your body doesn't make you beautiful. What's on the inside is what makes you beautiful. Body positivity is something that we all should be working on. The media these days show that we need skinny or muscular bodies to be beautiful. No, that's not the case. This world that we live in focuses on what the body would looks like. Regardless that you're larger, skinny, average, muscular you're still beautiful. Please guys, love yourselves, don't be those girls who like to be hurtful to others because of how they look.

Much Love,

-Ty