I am proud of my stretch marks
they are war paint
for the battle people call life
I am proud of my thunder thighs
they make it easier to
smash the patriarchy
I am proud of my chub
it keeps my heart warm
against the cold winds of people's insults
no longer will I let misogynistic views
control my life and
decide my social standing
and no longer will I be told that
I'm pretty "for a fat girl"
or smart "for a fat girl"
or kind "for a fat girl"
because fat is not a taboo word
and longer will I let you
define who I am with a simple word
that cannot hurt me
— The End —