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.

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