Plus-Sized Woman Takes a Stand Against Fat Shaming

This woman is a hero, I am in awe of her courage


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A Plus-Sized Woman Decided To Buy A Tank Top After She Heard Other Shoppers Mocking Its Size
Rachel Taylor’s fierce selfie in a tank top that other shoppers mocked is going viral.

Last Friday, a woman named Rachel Taylor was shopping at Old Navy when she overheard an interaction between a mother and her daughter.

Taylor recounted the incident on her Facebook page:

Today I was shopping in Old Navy, standing in between a teenage girl and her mom. The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it to her mom and said, “Look! Me and So-and-so can fit in this tank top!” Her mom laughed and said, “Yeah, you could! That thing is huge!”

Since she is plus-size herself, Taylor wrote that the conversation made her feel awful.

She said she left the store and began to cry:

I couldn’t help it; I started crying. I guess the girl and her mom walked away. I have no idea. My husband walked me out of the store to the car. I sat in the car crying for a long time but eventually went back inside to finish my shopping.
But instead of letting the words affect her, Taylor decided to do something awesome. She tried the tank top on, and it looked great. “I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce in it,” she wrote.

After she bought the shirt, she posted a selfie of herself wearing it to her Facebook page and to Old Navy’s Facebook page (seen below). The two posts combined have received over 150,000 likes.

She wrote in part:

{P}osting a photo on social media is NOT an invitation to criticize, ridicule, or judge someone. Calling me a crybaby, telling me to save my shopping money for therapy, telling me to “do something” about my weight… what does that accomplish other than making yourself look like a fool? Sitting behind a keyboard commenting on someone else’s life doesn’t make you superior; it makes you a troll.

She wrote in her original Facebook post that she hopes her picture will make people think before they speak. “Be kind. Think about others before you speak. And if someone hurts you, you have to move on,” she wrote.

Fat girl power!

She should have spent that money on Lipitor.

Fierce!

Phone Post 3.0

She scares the shit out of ho hos. Phone Post 3.0

She went to the car to cry and then eat. Phone Post 3.0

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That isn't fat shaming. She overheard a private conversation between two people that was neither directed toward her nor about her in content.

ew

If you're fat just lose weight....it's literally that simple.

What the actual fuck? I don't understand this shit 

Sagiv Lapkin - 


That isn't fat shaming. She overheard a private conversation between two people that was neither directed toward her nor about her in content.


Fucking this.

Conversation probably didn't even happen. Newsflash, posting pictures and saying anyone replying to them negatively is a troll, just means you are trolling yourself.

Those fingers look like honey baked hams Phone Post 3.0

She tried the tank top on, and it looked "great"

You keep using that word........but I'm not sure you know what it means Phone Post 3.0

So she heard a skinny person saying that a shirt for fat people could fit the skinny girl and her friend, ran out of the store to cry, came back in and bought the shirt for fat people, thought it fit super well and then took a selfie before plastering social media with her message.

Her message of what? Phone Post 3.0

Bathroom scales hate her. Phone Post 3.0

IDOHARM - So she heard a skinny person saying that a shirt for fat people could fit the skinny girl and her friend, ran out of the store to cry, came back in and bought the shirt for fat people, thought it fit super well and then took a selfie before plastering social media with her message.

Her message of what? Phone Post 3.0


That obesity is a good thing.



yea I don't get it....

Parachute IMO not tank top. Phone Post 3.0

Instead of directing her energy to going to a gym the fat fuck decided to bitch and moan Phone Post 3.0

Should she really be out shopping that late into her third trimester? Seems pretty risky to me, but what do I know? Phone Post 3.0