Activist Michelle Elman warns that while reclaiming the word is great, we need to be conscientious of its impact.
Sada Jean Brown, a body positivity activist, thinks the word and its usage is a case of simple semantics.
For model, poet, and writer Minerva, being fat (and calling herself that) is just simply who she is.
Evette Dionne, editor in chief of Bitch Media, feels "fat" is intrinsic to her identity.
Makeup artist Holly Quinn finds the abuse of the word utterly disgusting.
Fashion blogger Amanda Heckman says that while sometimes she still does get offended if people call her fat maliciously, it doesn't stop her from taking control of the word.
Jessica Torres, fashion blogger and influencer, feels that once we change how we feel about the word, we'll change our view on plus-size people in general.
"Fat is just a word. It does not place the value of who I am or how I should be treated. The sooner we take away all the negative connotation and power we have given the word, the sooner we will stop seeing fat people as inferior or less than."