Dear Loved One, I’m Sorry for My Fatness

Sarah Z Writer
5 min readJul 4, 2022

I thought it was just me. It’s never just me.

Image description: My muffin top ate my undies. (My tattoo is a crowned heart- means compassion + power)

A friend of mine sent me a message last night saying that she has gained weight and is larger than the last time we saw her. It was a warning, an apology of sorts, getting ahead of the shock we might feel. We “might not even recognize her” when we see her this weekend for the first time in several years.

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Sarah Z Writer

Frank and funny, Sarah writes the hard stuff of marriage, parenting, woman-ing. Ravishly, The Belladonna Comedy, Pregnant Chicken, & more. Twitter: @sarahzimzam