We all know about Oprah's weight saga. Tabloids have profited off of her shaming her own body into trying to be super-skinny and unhealthy. Today the big story is, however, "she's fallen off the wagon". She's "embarrassed".
Except, she's beautiful. She really is. Not "beautiful for a big woman". Oprah is beautiful. At every weight she's been at, she's been beautiful -- now, she wears pride and confidence much better than the self-shaming giant sweaters of the early 80s, and since she's also the richest single woman on the planet she can afford custom clothing that fits her body stylishly, that doesn't negate the fact that Oprah is beautiful. Oprah is fat. Oprah is beautiful.
She's also done with the fat-shaming.
"Winfrey also writes that her goal is no longer to be thin; instead, she wants to be strong, healthy and fit."Mine too! OMG! There are a lot of fat women out there, myself included, who can take a cue here. You don't have to be thin to be healthy. You can't change your body type. Try as one might, you're not gonna get any thinner any more than you're gonna get any taller. That's what I've told myself. I've also told myself that as long as I get plenty of cardio and do my yoga (and don't stuff my face constantly with sweets and things that really should only be eaten in moderation), I can be a healthy me.
Oprah has finally learned that too. Good for her. Maybe now American will get over its own thin-obsessed fat shaming.