Be Evil But Not Fat! Just me, the Sink & the Pot @suedesna_ghosh #FatShaming

Just me, the Sink & the Pot

A teen battling her weight and the world she lives in – sounds familiar?

 

It is the story of scores of teens and adults all around us. People that remain invisible in spite of being around us because fat is not fun enough, cool enough or worthy enough to be mainstream.

 

Being fat is such a big crime that you could be an evil, merciless killer but since you are thin, people would ignore you and pick on the ‘fat person’. Universally being fat translates into being not just unfit but unworthy, unloved and unappreciated, your talent, qualities and personality be damned!

 

Sudesna had penned this story with a lot of insight and just for the fact that she has written and spoken about the issue of #FatShaming makes this book a must-read. It is for everyone who has ever felt bad or unloved, unappreciated because of their weight or body. It is also for those who think being thin is the most important virtue in this world.

 

I don’t support being fat or staying unfit but being unkind and rude to fat people is bad. Keeping healthy, active and agile is equally important and not just looking like a stick.

 

This book reinforced my thoughts that we humans like to hurt each other, especially those different from us.  The book reminded me of the veiled comments, sly looks and laughter behind the back that is routine for fat people.

 

Social media, today plays a major role in promoting this angst and mean behaviour and I hope more such books are written. We need to stand up and speak out about #FatShaming as much as we can. A teen, Pamela has her share of problems from her friends and family but being fat is the biggest one. Having stuffed toys as companions really brought home the message of how alienated fat people are.

 

Young or old, men or women every one bears the brunt but very few have the confidence to speak out. Kudos to Sudesna for writing this book.

 

 

 

 

 

Just me, the Sink & the Pot

by

 Sudesna Ghosh

 

Meet Pamela, an overweight girl who’s looking back at her school days. From longing for a Valentine to dealing with a sibling who hates her, Pamela has a lot to deal with. She even has a special bunch of friends at home who she can turn to – but they aren’t the kind of friends you’d expect. Life sucks when you’re fat. Can Pamela ever be happy?

 

 Being fat overshadows all other attributes & talents. @suedesna_ghosh Click To Tweet

 

 

 

Just me, the Sink & the Pot

by

Sudesna Ghosh

 

Meet Pamela, an overweight girl who’s looking back at her school days. From longing for a Valentine to dealing with a sibling who hates her, Pamela has a lot to deal with. She even has a special bunch of friends at home who she can turn to – but they aren’t the kind of friends you’d expect. Life sucks when you’re fat. Can Pamela ever be happy?

 

Buy @Amazon Affiliate Link

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Shilpa Garg

    The plot of the story is so relevant today. Fat shaming doesn’t just hurt a person’s self-esteem. It messes with your confidence and can affect your health too! Glad that Sudesna wrote about this!

  2. SHALINI BAISIWALA

    What a relevant topic to today’s times! Fat shaming is hell bent on ruining more lives and its become such a huge social stigma – all thanks to the anorexic models and the size zero trend!

  3. Shilpa Gupte

    That is really so sad! Fat shaming ought to be spoken about…and the people who indulge in it need to realise they are not perfect in any way! This does seem like a book we all need to read, to understand the plight of people who are victims of fat shaming, or body shaming.

  4. Sid

    Ah! Fat shaming. Been there. Still there. Worse, even friends do it.
    Anyway, moving on – as everyone else said, relevant to today’s world. And quite an intriguing title for the book

  5. Lynda Dietz

    Fat shaming has become so prevalent because of social media, and it’s making people forget that these are real human beings with deep feelings who are being publicly shamed by people who don’t even know their story. Something I always think of is how many thin people I know who are thin because they have eating disorders, food allergies, or a medical condition, and who would love to be able to have some muscle tone, a little shape, or the freedom to eat whatever they want. There’s no reason to be unhealthy, but I dare say that most overweight people are extremely conscious of how society sees them, and they’re not happy with it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge