thin privilege isn’t being afraid to wear shorts when it’s hot out. thin privilege isn’t feeling like you don’t deserve to eat.
Today I wore shorts for the first time since last summer. I’m considered overweight so I’ve been scared about showing ANY skin. I live in a dorm so I went downstairs to buy some lunch since I hadn’t eaten all day. I have anxiety about that too. I feel like everyone is judging me trying to purchase food (or god forbid candy or something) so I can survive like any other human being.
When I walked into the dorm cafeteria all of the older cafeteria workers taking a break stopped talking when I walked in and blatantly stared at me. I don’t think anything could have been more obvious. Then someone whispered a comment and the rest of them started laughing. Even when I proceeded to walk out they all just sat and stared at me like they were in shock someone who looks like me would have the audacity to wear shorts. I forgot that old women could be that cruel.. I shouldn’t be afraid to wear shorts or feel like I don’t deserve to eat.