This is a wonderful guest post written by my niece, Jenny Rose, who is also the designer of my beautiful website. I am fortunate to have family members who “get” the damaging and body-shaming messages the media dole out on a daily basis.
I came across this sign outside Nutrishop, a vitamins and supplements retailer next door to Chipotle (where I’d just unapologetically eaten 3 tacos).
The sign spoke to me:
“ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING FAT AND UGLY?” it shouted, ringing caps lock in my head.
“Who, me?” I answered.
“JUST BE UGLY!” it concluded, its underline signifying that this was the final word: Conversation over, now buy our products.