I knew then that my disappearing act was not going to work. I was going to have to respond. Buoyed by the words of the first guy, I raised my hand. I said, “Check your assumptions. You don’t know anything about a person’s health based on their size. You don’t know anything about me. I did a 5k last month. I plan to do another in a few weeks. Yeah, I’m fat but I teach a dance class, don’t eat sugar, wheat or dairy and get my full 5 servings of fruit and veg every day. I am a big beautiful super hero! I am the Goddess of Girth! My hips hold the sway of oceans; the earth quakes with the power of my mighty, meaty thighs! I…” I am paraphrasing…and exaggerating. I don’t remember the exact words I used.