An open letter to Nicole Arbour and her Youtube video ‘Dear Fat People’:
Dear Nicole Arbour,
You may never read this or anyone for that matter but I would like to tell you about myself. I am a 180 pound, 5’0 foot, gluten-free(not by choice), swim team coach, cheerleader, and healthy young woman. I wear my health and fitness Misfit watch with pride. I also just finished a smoothie that contained: Kale(whole), charred leaves, beet root, 2 bananas, an apple, and blueberries. I got my daily dose of vegetables and fruits which I eat everyday. My question is: Am I Fat To You?
I have been bullied most of my life for my weight. I was the child that never quite lost all their baby fat. I was bigger than the other girls. I developed breasts before everyone else. I grew faster than everyone and people took notice. As you previously read I am 5’0 foot so all my fat is condensed into a short body and not spread out like yours. I don’t have the, what you Nicole may call, “luxury” of a tall body. Obviously my insecurity is my weight. I have no clue Nicole Arbour what your insecurity is but I know you have some. I can see it. You say in your video “I’m the one with all the bags”. Yes Nicole, You Do Have Bag(gages)s. With just your physical appearance alone I can tell you are trying to hide something. I won’t call you out like you call every “fat” person out. I will simply put it this way: At your age you should know by now that we all deal with something in our lives that we try to manage. You should be old enough to know that it is not right to bully people. You can have heart problems, diabetes, and many other health conditions at any weight, even if you’re skinny. You can “affect your health” no matter how you look. You may have a disease right now that even you don’t know about. You say in the video, “eat right and exercise” then tell the story about the airport in which you say,” I didn’t have enough time to get my Starbucks”. I hope you know that drinking that cup of sugar does nothing for your body. If you want to tell people to be healthy then you say that I drink Starbucks you basically are saying the opposite of what to do.
I have something to say that is my own bomb truth: Hair dye and fake nails destroy your hair and nails! You are literally destroying your body(I said this sarcastically).
BTW, I just have to say that you aren’t a natural blond so you can’t make blond jokes by saying that a blond has to give you this “information”.
Let me leave you with a few quotes:
“Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, and small minds talk about people” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind”
“Be Kind. Be kind. Be kind.”