A mum has gone viral after sharing a personal story on her Instagram. In the post, the mum details how she dealth with a situation in which her daughter called her 'fat'.
"My daughter called me fat today." the post began
‘The truth is, I am not fat. No one IS fat. It’s not something you can BE. But I do HAVE fat. We ALL have fat. It protects our muscles and our bones and keeps our bodies going by providing us energy.’
She then went on to explain to her kids that they had fat too...
‘Some people have a lot, and others don’t have very much. But that doesn’t mean that one person is better than the other.’
‘Fat is not a bad word in our house. If I shame my children for saying it then I am proving that it is an insulting word and I continue the stigma that being fat is unworthy, gross, comical and undesirable. Since we don’t call people fat as an insult in my household, I have to assume she internalised this idea from somewhere or someone else."
Her message has already helped others deal with similar situations in their own lives, it was certainly a brave thing to share her story so publicly!