Its often awkward for me to refer to the size of my body in conversation with people whom I don't know very well. Its challenging with those I've known for awhile but haven't had The Talk with and as of late I've been meeting tons of new people. The moment comes fairly quickly, I've found, in moving through everyday life with others, that the topic needs light shone on it. I see that it can be difficult for others to know how to broach the topic for fear of offending me and I don't want my language choices to make people feel uncomfortable or give the wrong impression.
So, I'd like to share some of my philosophy and politics around my body and how I like to think of and refer to myself.
No, I'm not being derogatory toward myself.