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Don’t Call Me Fat

Can all previously harmful words truly be reclaimed?

“You’re fat.”

If I had a dollar for the number of times someone called me that, I would be writing this piece from a beach in Maui and not from the cold, desolate wasteland that is Toronto in October.

I remember the time I opened my lunch bag at school in which my mother had carefully packed…



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Simone Samuels

Simone Samuels


I like big stories and I cannot lie. Authentic, transparent musings & connecting with others so we can all feel less alone.