Art That Empowers
--- by Katy Alexander
name is Katy Alexander, and I am fourteen years old. I am fat. I have been
fat all my life. It has only been recently, though, that Iíve been able
to embrace my bigness.
One of my hobbies is drawing. All the
people Iíd ever drawn before were skinny twigs. Then, a few months ago,
I sketched out a person very different from the others I had drawn. She
was big. And she was pretty.
This was a very important step for me in
realizing that fat people are beautiful. Radiance
has done a lot to reinforce this.
Note: Katy is now fifteen years old and is a freshman at
Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Washington. She lives with her
parents, Barry and Cindy, and her ten-year-old brother, Ian. And she
continues to draw, beautifully.
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