Fat is Great!

Evana - Harlingen, Texas
Entered on March 13, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe if being fat is a disease then I don’t want a cure…

Since I was a small girl, all I could remember was the doctor saying, “You are overweight.” My parents then began to get me in all sorts of sports such as: basketball, baseball, kickball, soccer. You name it…I was in it! I loved sports and I loved being in the action, but I never lost the weight.

Know a days, doctors have new terminology for fat people, obese. They have many cures, but we are yet to see any results. What if I don’t want a cure? Do I have to bow down to our materialistic world and become what has made most people unhappy? Being fat is more worth while than being skinny. While you are miserable with yourself, trying to lose every ounce of fat on you, I am living everyday.

In this stereotypical world, a BIG girl doesn’t stand a chance. With anorexic and bulimic chicks walking around like toothpicks with heals, a big girl feels like a giant Hummer filled with a world of Volkswagen beetles. Fat girls don’t have a quick fix, like skinny girls do; we have to work long and hard for any pounds to be lost. Any teen or woman will tell you what they see in a mirror when they are trying on clothes at a store. Surprisingly, we all say the same thing, but they don’t look like what they describe as themselves, I on the other hand, do.

My motto is “I would rather be fat and happy, than skinny and miserable any day!”

My outlook on life is simple. To be a fat girl is to be confident with yourself. A Big girl isn’t fat. She is P.H.A.T.


I’ve been told many times that it must be horrible to be that big. All I have to say to them is, “I’ am the happiest girl in Texas, and I wouldn’t change it for the world!” You say I’m not happy, because I’m fat, but it’s really the opposite.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I hate this saying.

If you are anyone with a heart, words hurt. Words take up a big part of our lives, and they hurt all the time. Most people say that actions speak louder than words. Though it is true, the words you say to someone will be with them forever.

Knowing what the media does to us, you have to love yourself .everyday people bring me you down, but you always have to get up. Being fat isn’t a disease; it’s a way of life.