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How Being Fat Made Me Homeless

Hi, it's Victoria here and in this video we're talking about how being fat made me homeless.

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When I was 17 years old, just turned 17 years old, I ended up homeless. I lived in a homeless shelter for youth because I wasn't yet 18. I was there for probably five or six weeks.

The reason why I was homeless is because I believed that as a fat person, I lacked worth. I had really low self esteem. I didn't really believe that I deserved certain things in life. For example, I didn't believe that I deserved to have a partner that wasn't abusive. I didn't believe that I deserved to have a roof over my head. I minimalized it and was like, "Well, it's not that big of a deal". But the reason why I had low self esteem is because I was living in a fat body. I truly believed that being in a fat body meant that I was less of a human being.

So my mom moved away and sold the family home and I convinced her, I was like, "Don't worry about it. I'll look after myself. I'm so grown and adult". The reality was I had no clue. The house was sold, I was just like, "I've got nowhere to live". It was a really shitty time and it was easier to happen to me because I had such low self esteem that I didn't make a big fuss about it. Like I didn't tell anyone. I didn't tell any of my friends. Certainly didn't tell my mom or any of my family. I don't even know what I told them but I didn't share what was going on with me because I didn't think that it was right for me to speak out and say, "Hey, I need some help here", because I had such low, low opinion of myself.

Thankfully now, I think that I am a goddamn glorious queen and if I ever ended up in that situation again and FYI it's super easy to end up in that situation where you become homeless. If I do end up in that situation again because I know that I have people who love me and I know that that's not okay for me to think that I don't deserve somewhere safe to live, I would ask for help and I know that people would gladly give me help because they love me and the size of my body has nothing to do with that.

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