Limit #18 fat women shouldn’t wear red lipstick.
Because, despite our size, we’re supposed to make ourselves as invisible as possible. Wear black, be quiet, don’t take up space, don’t draw attention; nobody wants to see that.
Well… tough chocolate.
I wear red lipstick because it makes me feel fabulous.
Because it’s one of the quickest and easiest entries on my bad body day rescue list.
Because I deserve to put beautiful things on my beautiful face.
Because I’m not allowed to wear an actual mask to work, but red lipstick sometimes works as a substitute.
Because I refuse to make myself less for people too small to handle me.
Because I can. Because it’s my body and I’ll paint it whatever colour I damn well please.
If anyone doesn’t want to see that, there are always three other cardinal directions in which to point their eyes. They can choose one. And then go take a running jump.
This isn’t for them anyway; it’s entirely for me.