about the FAT girl.
what makes me FAT...
I’m Shajan and I am unapologetically FAT. Yes, FAT… as in Fabulous and Talented with a healthy appetite that I’m not afraid to use in public. To call me a “Foodie” would be too mild of a description. I don’t believe there is a word in the English
language to describe my intense love for
food… and eating it. There’s only one
thing I love as much as food and that’s
looking good in my clothes.
My life is a constant battle between
loving food and not wanting to gain
weight. But why fight it? I mean,
can’t I eat cupcakes and still look
amazing in my skinny jeans? The
world we live in today would have
you believe the answer is a
Well, I’m here to tell you (and the world) that the answer is YES! And finding this answer is what inspired me to start The Fat Girl Inside Me Movement. I even wrote a book about it! It’s a collection of humorous quotes and memes to help us laugh through balancing the pleasure that food brings us and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
This FAT girl movement is NOT about weight, it’s about
want. What I want is to eat whatever I’m hungry for, not
gain a pound, and still feel good about myself. This is
also NOT about being skinny or succumbing to
unrealistic societal expectations. It’s about doing
what makes me happy...enjoying food and not
feeling guilty about it. So I eat what I want (most of
the time)...and then I exercise so I can eat some
more. It’s that simple!