One of the reasons we're so firmly against body shaming of any form is because you never truly know what a person's journey looks like. You don't know what a person could be struggling with, what they've overcome, and more importantly, what they face.
One marathoner proved just how harmful words can be after a person shamed her for her weight mid-run.
She also explained that the bystander perceived her body as worthy of a punchline.
"As a mere spectator, he saw my 5-foot-3-inch, 218-pound body as a joke," she wrote.
Despite her being the one racing in the marathon and showing the feat of strength and endurance her body is capable of, she was still shamed for her body — and that's so ironic that we can't even find the words.