When My Daughter Asks Me if She Looks Fat
Last night, I had a rather disturbing conversation with my 8yo daughter. I was in the middle of doing the laundry and she walked into the room and asked me if I thought she looked fat. I’ve been dreading this question since I became pregnant with her. This is how women destroy themselves.
I decided to write about it over at Medium’s Human Parts.
You can head over there to read it by clicking HERE.
One thought on “When My Daughter Asks Me if She Looks Fat”
December 7, 2015 at 8:17 am
I’m so glad you addressed this. I’m eighteen now, but growing up I was always convinced that I was fat. I too would look down at my stomach and I thought it looked like a great big sumo wrestler stomach. But now looking back on old photos I can see I was actually really thin at that age, but it didn’t feel like it at the time. I know I’m not very healthy at the moment – walking up the stairs in my university building always leaves me out of breathe, ungraciously of course. But I’m not excessively overweight either. That’s what the issue should be: health, not what your body looks like. I believe that if you’re healthy, it doesn’t matter how you look. After all, skinny doesn’t necessarily mean you’re healthy either.