Monday, 28 May 2012
Short, round and around in shorts.
In case you have missed it this week there has been a huge ball of flame in the sky that has the ability to not only turn people bright red but also brings people out in a dark shade of JUDGE.
And neither are pretty.
I am overweight, (Size 18 if you were interested) and according to some people out there in social media la-la land I have a choice in the sunshine..........
I either cover myself up, or stay indoors, because for a lot of people out there, the mere presence of either me or other overweight people strolling around in the street like we own the place is enough to put them off eating altogether.
Well excuse ME, but if I want to waddle to Greggs for a pie or four then I bloody well will. Ok, so that might be a slight exaggeration (2 pies, MAX) but you get the general idea.
The mere THOUGHT of an overweight person walking around in shorts it seems is enough to send Twitter into meltdown. The sheer audacity of it.
"THERE ARE FAT PEOPLE IN SHORTS EVERYWHERE" I have heard people wail. It's alright love, it's not catching you know. If you brush up against me in the street you won't suddenly suffer an incubation period of about 2 weeks and then suddenly blow up like an angry puffer fish. Itn just doesn't work that way. (It took me bloody ages to get to this size and now you are worried you will catch it just by making eye contact with me? Cheek)
This is the deal, I am a size 18, if anything I am feeling the heat MORE than Miss Size 12 who is melting her arse off in her shorts so consider yourself lucky that I'm not considering stripping off completely. (last time I wore a bikini at the beach Greenpeace tried to tow me back into deep water)
I will wear what I damn well choose. Size 6,12,18,24,32 I seriously do not care what you wear to keep cool, so why on earth do people feel the need to judge others. If you want to wear shorts, wear them. I don't even care if you have Jedward patches on each butt cheek (I do, but I am trying reeeeeeeeallly hard not to)
And I will let you into a little secret. I strolled to the shop today in shorts that are too small for me (GASP) I had to use a hair bobble as a button extender.
AND I had slightly stubbly legs too.
If anyone has an issue with that, here is my number to let me know, it is 0800-I-DONT-GIVE-A.......
Wear what you want. When you want. How you want.
And if you are out there and of the opinion that people who are overweight should cover up because their size offends you?
Let me know, because I have ways of offending you that have nothing to do with my size.
Honestly, let me know.
Big Fashionista x x