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328 pages, Hardcover
First published June 16, 2020
“I’m fat. People think it means I should hate myself, and when I don’t, it makes them uncomfortable. But this is just another part of who I am, and I’m happy with who I am.”
Fine, I think. Just one more person to prove wrong. Added to the list.
I want to be the type of K-pop star who can sing and dance really well, so I can show everyone that big bodies aren’t something to be afraid of. I grew up thinking someone my size could never dance. And I don’t want the other kids watching at home to think that too.
“I'm fat. People think it means I should hate myself and when I don't, it makes them uncomfortable. But this is just another part of who I am, and I'm happy with who I am.”
“My mum is who she is. But I can still change myself and what sort of impact I have on other people. So I'm going to try to become stronger as a person and keep having a positive impact on people, like I have here.”
“'You are beautiful,' I whisper to myself. 'Don't let anyone, not even yourself, tell you any different.”