No Longer Playing the "Big Girl"

Must be overly cheery, smiley, and always happy. Not a complainer. Must take everything in stride. Must not shine. Can be pretty, but no prettier than the main character. Role of big girl is an attitude, not a number on the scale. Must be willing to dim your light so others can shine. You all know this role. Its on TV and in the movies. Its in real life too. It might be your best friend. Your coworker. Your sister. Maybe its you. ...more

I have played the part of the "big girl" for so much of my life. Even as a child I was somehow ...more