Archive for September 20, 2019


This poem was originally going to be part of the fat shaming poem I published on Wednesday but I decided to make then into two separate poems. Any thoughts on how I have done this are welcome.

i forgot why i started eating
food was my only friend
my memories, my life
my very reason for
existing was food
and nothing else
until i took control
of my life, my very being
changed my identity
walked down the street
with my head held high
ignored the abuse
was proud of who i was,
who i was becoming
slowly the abuse stopped
the desire for food receded
i began to live the life
i wanted, i deserved
and helped others like me
overcome the abuse
beat the fat shamers
and be the person
they deserved to be
live the life they wanted
and make the world
a better place
for everyone