Your anger is righteous, Shannon. I hope you can titrate your dosage of Facebook comments, because they give a distorted picture of People Out There. It’s so easy to be hateful and project all of one’s fears and worst impulses when one can spew forth both publicly and anonymously.

Remember when you read these things, it’s their fear screaming. And what they fear isn’t you, or your fat. It’s themselves.

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