I was given an opportunity to embrace layers of myself by transforming my body into art and allowing it to be free.
I realized I was fat in the first grade. My teacher asked the class to share what we loved most. While my classmates shared their love for their parents, pets, favorite toys or siblings, I wanted to profess something different. I had a crush on the prettiest girl in class, and I had found the courage to let her and others know it.
I walked to the front of the classroom with my head held high.
“I love Dee because she is the prettiest and smartest girl in class.”
“Eww!” Dee responded. “I don’t like you! You’re fat, and your titties are bigger than mine!”
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