What anyone eats is nobody else’s business. If someone else is offended by what is or isn’t on your plate, that is their problem, not yours. It is, and always has been, the eater’s responsibility to choose how much to eat, and that includes the right to say “no thanks” to offerings of anything you don’t want, especially when it’s served with judgement, ridicule, stress, pressure and guilt.
I want to kiss pretty girls and get tattoos and go running outside drunk in the middle of the night and wear crop tops and buy nice bras and feel good in them and eat cheese pizza and dance and make art and spend long days writing in coffee shops and long nights partying and other nights talking to someone I love at 2am.
I want to go on adventures. I want to have a quiet mind. I want to live.
I do not want to be a scared hungry scarred little girl anymore.