Why would anyone want to work with people like me?

Here is the most recent blog on my Cee’s Lipedema Sisterhood website.

Cee's Lipedema Sisterhood

It was hard to judge the emotions behind Cee’s question. I could hear concern, despair, futility and curiosity in her voice, all blended into a heart-wrenching question.

She was saying that the world had branded her an abject failure, someone to ridicule for being fat and lazy, lacking self control and pride in her appearance. She was a slob, no matter how nicely she dressed. We live in a world of superficial judgement, where youth and beauty reign, and your worth is determined by your weight.

To me, it was amazing that she even had to ask the question, but I also understood the validity of her concern. She was used to being pushed aside and overlooked, by her family and her peers. It sucks to be fat. The shame of it causes insecurity that is almost insurmountable.

To her, it was inconceivable that any normal person would care enough…

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  1. This country, perhaps this world, places far too much importance on physical appearance, and far too little importance on being who you are, what you are, without judgment. We need to take the time to get to know people, to find out why they are who or what they are without condemnation or criticism.

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  2. It’s alright to be who you are. The judgmentals are those who need to look at themselves first and attend to their shallow minds. There is some much to do in life (love – care – share) except to look at one another and criticize, and life is so short!! Hugs from the both of us – MZ and Cho.

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  3. From all I’ve seen in my short time in the blogging world, Cee is an amazing person with a fantastic gift, and I think any of us who follow her would work with her at the drop of a hat! 😁

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