Fat is Power!
I was always a big girl. I was a large baby at birth, I was big in preschool, bigger in kindergarten and I grew all throughout elementary, middle and now into my second year of high school. At the beginning I lived in fear, terrified of others and sensitive to their words, now I fear no one and submit to no abuse, and my power is only getting stronger.
I was born to two busy chefs obsessed with cooking. My parents are not particularly adept at making artistic and finely crafted dishes, but they are geniuses at making good tasting food in large quantities. My mother spent most of her pregnancy cooking or eating, gaining well over one-hundred pounds by the time of my birth, rewarding her with a twelve pound baby girl.
From the beginning, my parents encouraged me to eat, happy to use their cooking skills to care for me and ensure I never went the least bit hungry. By the time I entered preschool I was already borderline obese and none of my clothes really fit properly. I grew so quickly t