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Out of the mouth of a Babe! “How about cupcakes?”

Posted by devildog6771 on May 14, 2012


Sprinkles Cupcakes in New York

Sprinkles Cupcakes in New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Freedom by the Way comes another great post: How about Cupcakes?
As one who grew up reasonably slender and healthy; and, later gained an enormous amount of weight due to medication [size 12 to 20 in 6 months] and am still struggling to get rid of that damn “FAT” .. yeess there it is!! I’ve said it and I wasn’t swallowed up by a giant hole that appeared before me out of nowhere!! Amazing.

I don’t mind being called fat. I am! Heat in the winter, shade in the summer! Nor is it cruel to me, rather I am offended by all the efforts made on my behalf to place a label on me that makes me a more acceptable person! Actually the only major difference in the thin me and the heavier version is the size of my clothes. As a sexual assault survivor, self-esteem always took a lot of work.. All the rhetoric back and forth over what to call me instead of fat is a lot like being assaulted again. Listen up people, I have ears and eyes. Stop talking at me or about me. Hell, why not ask me what I like to be called.

I look at all this the same way I looked at “Affirmative Action.” While I understood the intent, I am still angry at what was taken from me, the knowledge that I earned every dollar I made and that no-one gave me anything. I earned every advancement and get this, I did it on my A$$ not my back! I apologize for my colorful language, this is a very intense topic for me.I spent over 23 years developing skills to get around male bias.

So don’t call me anything but my name. After all isn’t that who I really am?

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2 Responses to “Out of the mouth of a Babe! “How about cupcakes?””

  1. Freedom, by the way said

    Thanks for the link, Devil dog. None of us will lose any weight reading your Related Articles…I never met a cupcake I didn’t like–I’m with her.

    • HE HE.’m with you both. Since my strokes, I am frustrated that at times it seems I can’t have any fun w/food. Not true though, just got to learn to adapt as any good Marine is taught , lol!

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