• Why You Should Never Comment On A Person's Weight Or Body Size

    10 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    I breezed into my classroom, ready to lead the day's lesson on audience awareness to 23 writing students. I could hear a few students' words before I spotted them. They were loud-whispering about a person looking emaciated. I knew immediately that the person they were talking about was me. As soon as my students realized I was in the room, after I'd plopped a stack of papers onto my desk, they awkwardly dispersed. I carried on, acting like I hadn't stumbled upon yet another conversation about my body.
    The previous semester, over Thanksgiving break, I had come down with a stomach virus. I...
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