Cameras lie. Greasy gray hair shining with oil tied back with a cheap rubber band. XXL sized elastic joggers pulled over a stained white t-shirt, the underarms looking greeny yellow. Round face, tiny eyes. Arms folded trying to hide the belly.

Security rushing onto the stage, standing between Sonia and her tormentors, skinny family members disgusted with her appearance and laziness.

Sonia reliving her bravery, assertiveness finally expressing deep held thoughts and emotions. Given the space and security to speak.

Now watching the tape she could not recognise the overweight woman. She was thin wasn't she? She did not even remember the abuse which made her grab for the six pack of fries, jumbo ice cream. She was still beautiful, slender, with abundant blonde wavy hair, sparkling blue eyes. She wondered who her family were shouting at.

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Anglea (joined about 10 years ago)

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