“You need to lose weight."
I thought I heard wrong.
Did the stranger I just walked by tell me that I need to lose weight?
My steps slowed from its usual morning commute hustle. I felt my face starting to burn and my heart beat speeding up.
I temporarily thought about turning around to give this man a hard look, but I picked up my gait again and continued walking.
I felt so angry.
How dare this man, who I didn’t even know, say this to me? What right did he have? And what kind of a world do we live in where our bodies are at the whim of other people’s contempt?
I just wanted to share this. I’m still processing it, and don’t have much more to say.
I can shake this off, but I don’t want to. Because it is not ok.