Fat-shaming almost always starts at home. Sometimes the victim is fat, sometimes they're not. What remains the same is that women have their bodies more harshly, crudely, and explicitly judged, often from a shamefully early age.
If you don't hear it at school or work, sadly, you often hear it at home. These women shared their stories of the times their own family members shamed them ... just for being themselves.
The woman who was sent to fat camp.
The woman with a fatphobic mother.
The woman whose father told her to watch music videos to see what "real women" look like.
The woman whose mother learned a lesson — sort of.
The grandmother who can't be pleased.
The woman who was forced to diet with her mother.
The wicked stepmother.
The obsessive father.
The unhealthy sibling rivalry.
The restrictive mother.
The woman who took diet pills.
The "Big Pasty Thing."
The mother who thought 122 pounds was too heavy.