Cancer and being fat

Photo by Valentin Petkov on Unsplash

I was a thin child. When I hit puberty, I put on some weight, mostly fat deposits around my upper thighs, butt and breasts. Pretty normal stuff, and nothing to be alarmed about, though I bemoaned the extra pounds.

When I went to college, I gained the freshman five. Suddenly all my size 6 jeans were too tight and I needed to go up a size. I was embarrassed, but I…

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, artist, writer, engineer. Grew up in NYC, living in Austin. Love animals, books, hikes, art, travel, D&D and fireworks.