Like other girls, I was fat. Not that fat, but considered “fat” according to my height. I’m around 5’1 only. At one time, I was a happy-go-lucky girl but I changed into a “shy and low-self esteem” girl whenever someone teased me.
The only thing that can pull me down from the peak of the mountain was to verbally teasing me instead of using some tricks. That was a real easy and fast way to do.
I remembered an incident that happened in 2003. Su and me were freshmen in school.
She was slightly fat too. We were almost the same type.
I knew I was fat, but I got upset and sad whenever people trying to tease me by calling me “fatty.” It hurt me really for 13 years.
One of the seniors shouted “FAT!” I felt so shy and wanted to run away for no reason. Yes, it wasn’t my fault but I felt that way. Su was besides me and replied “So what if we are FAT! Are you jealous of them?”
That was the sentence that woke me up from my nightmare. Since then, I did not get upset or shy with my own figure. It was a minor thing to say, but that sentence changed my view. Raised me up again from falling down to the ground. She was the only that changed my view.
A person’s outfit and confidence can cover her insecurities. So, being “not thin” is not a problem. Most important is to love yourself more!
Do you have a similar story about a friend helping you overcome teasing? How did you overcome teasing?