I have spent almost all of my adult life morbidly obese. I struggled with weight for many years - dieting, losing weight, gaining it all back, and more. I have become a passionate advocate for the elimination of body shaming. As the weight came off, and back on, the level of attention I got from people was overwhelming. I felt as if I had been invisible all those years and now people were finally seeing me. It was shocking. What was even more shocking was to realize that as a fat person, I was invisible to the world. I can say without a doubt I am no longer invisible. I am an advocate. I want to speak for all the little girls, teens, and adult women who have been shamed and humiliated for being any size - thin, tall, fat, short. I am still in the struggle to accept myself, love myself, as my body changes. For me, it is not about the number on the scale, it is about the quality of my life. I will always speak for all who have been bullied.