We have to stop perpetuating the narrative
Of fat people being in denial about their weight.
I simply can’t believe that anybody, besides perhaps
Recently overweight people, could be capable
Of being in denial of their own body.
It is quite simply impossible to be obese
And be in denial of your weight.
You are living with a daily reality that cannot be denied
If you dare ask for accommodation,
You are denied that, instead.
Who is in denial about what, and when?
I used to live life as a fat woman, but
As a man I am still constantly being critiqued
By strangers eyes in public. I don’t see much of a difference.
So far, at least. People are nicer about it now
Which is weird as fuck, honestly.
You would think that society would be nicer
To fat women about their weight, but
In my experience the opposite has been true
Also men’s clothing goes up into all sorts of sizes
At most major retailers I mean, damn. Anyway–
All things considered
I don’t think it’s possible to be in denial about being obese.
It does seem easy to be in denial about what that means, at least
From an outsider’s perspective.
None of you seem to have a single bit of a clue
About anything besides what you’ve recently googled.