Fat Bottomed Girls

A Fat Positive site, focusing on women who are fat and not ashamed of it.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

I've gotten email after email about this site. Some praise, some awful, a few asking questions. I try to answer all email as fast as possible. The hate mail does get tossed, so, if that's what you're doing, don't waste your time :D

One question that has come up many times: Why? Why do I care about this? Why don't I lose weight? Why, why, why?

Why I have this site?

I've been fat since puberty. As soon as the hormones took off, so did my weight. I was a small plussize for a few years, I dieted, yet, continued to gain weight. At one point I dieted to the point of severe malnutriution and ended up hospitalized for a week. I was still fat.

Yes, you read that right. I was consuming so little that it was making me severely ill, yet, I was still fat. I spent years listening to people tell me I had to lose weight. That fat was awful, evil, horrid.

That I had such a beautiful face, if I'd only lose weight. Because you know, my face was ugly as long as I was fat.

I never believed that. I'm beautiful as is. Every pound of mine is beautiful. If someone doesn't like the way I look, well the back button is up there, or you can turn your head.

In our society, fat people are thought to lack willpower. How is that? Fat people diet more than anyone I know and restricting your food intake to those small amounts takes extreme willpower.

Fat people ARE NOT; lazy, weak, ugly, a burden on society. No, we're just people. People who come in all shapes and sizes, colors, and hairstyles for that matter.

I want women (and men) to realize that being fat does not have to hold you back. Go on that trip, buy that short skirt, stand up for your rights.

I am a beautiful FAT woman. And FAT is not a dirty word, it's just a word. A word that it's time to take back. I'd like to be one of the people who help that along.

Any questions, comments, etc? Email me at suzyfatATmutteringfool.com or leave your comments here. I love to hear from y'all.