(Content Warning: Eating Disorders; Weight Loss)
We believe that fatphobia negatively affects people of all sizes, and that everyone should get to share their stories. We know that fatphobia thrives in fashion; media depictions; medical environments; political discourse; and numerous other settings. What about sports? Lindsay Horan, of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team, tells her story of being bodyshamed earlier in her career. Her experience is upsetting, and not uncommon. We applaud her for sharing what she endured. If you are struggling, please reach out to resources like the NEDA hotline at (800) 931-2237 (or text NEDA to 741741).