“I have never in my life been fatter than I was on my wedding day, I have never shown my body in such an uncompromising way, and I have never felt more at home in that body. I was fully myself, and I was happy. We are happy. This life is yours, fat girls. Eat it up.”
— Lindy West, in this fantastic article about her wedding.
Can I just say how much I loved Lindy West’s article? Reading that right after this article about Instagram being asshat-ish to fat people (no shocker there, really) and banning the search term #curvy, it was such a breath of fresh air.
When we got married five years ago, I was also the biggest I’d ever been, and it didn’t diminish my happiness one tiny bit.
Cheers to all the happy fat brides (and husbands) out there! Hopefully one day there will be nothing remarkable about us at all. We’ll just be happy, no disclaimer necessary.