Is it possible to be overweight and proud of it? On this episode of True Life you'll meet three self-described "fat" people who are happy with themselves and their bodies. They do not subscribe to a culture obsessed with stick figures. Rather,...... Read Full Episode Summary »
On this episode of True Life we follow three people who are happy about being overweight.
Is it possible to be overweight and proud of it? On this episode of True Life you'll meet three self-described "fat" people who are happy with themselves and their bodies. They do not subscribe to a culture obsessed with stick figures. Rather, they defy the norm by declaring themselves big and beautiful. But can the challenges of being large in today's society chip away at their self-confidence?
Sharonda wasn't always a "big girl," but began to gain weight after going through a painful breakup with her fiancé. She now weighs over three hundred pounds, but considers herself a happier, even sexier, person than she was when she was slimmer. Sharonda even gets more attention from men! However, her friends and family are concerned for her health. Sharonda insists that she's healthy because she doesn't have diabetes or health problems yet, but a visit to the doctor puts things into perspective. If Sharonda really wants to be healthy, she will have to lose some of the weight she loves so much.
Mikey has embraced his large size since he was a teenager. At 476 pounds, he has the support of family and friends. Unfortunately, Mikey has been unable to find a man in the local gay community who loves him the way he is. After saying goodbye to another "friend" he met off the internet who likes him but lives far away, Mikey decides to start a local "Chubs and Chasers" group. He's had success with men that live two thousand miles away, but will Mikey be able to find a man in Memphis who loves him and his large size?
Roxie struggled with body image for most of her life. Now in college, she's discovered the size-acceptance movement and loves her ample body. In fact, she wants to bring this same joy to others struggling with weight by starting a "Body Beautiful Project" club on campus. However, she'll have to get the support of the student body to do so and even confront her issues with guys in the process.