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