Fat, Fiction

You are not Your Fat

She measured her worth in kilograms. Higher the number on the scale, lower the self esteem. Love was impossible as she was too fat to deserve any. Respect was hard to get when she treated herself so unkindly. It took years of misery to realise that she was not her weight - she was much… Continue reading You are not Your Fat

Books, Children, Fat, Fiction, Valentines

An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Things did not improve as I gained years and kilos. In class three, I had a class teacher who believed that every kid needed a Valentine, so she would let us take turns drawing out our classmates’ names from a bowl. The person’s name we picked up would be our Valentine for the day. I… Continue reading An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Children, Family, Fat, Fiction, Shopping, Women

Body Image Series 4

"I don't want to go," she told her mom for the fifth time. But her mother didn't understand. "What's the big deal?" She shrugged and left. Preeya wished she could tell her what the big deal was without bursting into tears. She had tried telling her friend at school. But her friend was a size… Continue reading Body Image Series 4