Saturday, March 1, 2008
exile as a fatman
Throughout my sixth and seventh grade years I was bit overweight. Often the brunt of many snide comments from my peers, I began to feel upset and took this issue to heart. I did not let my weight issue control any aspect of my life, but I felt somewhat ashamed that I was "fat". I began to experience a feeling of exile as I would watch my classmates get boyfriends and girlfriends, while I sat by myself. Looking back, I can say that this was not a fun time in my life. But, as I've grown, lost the weight and gotten the girl, I now feel that I have sufficiently assimilated into our skinny-minded society.