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When I was born, I had less weight on me then I was supposed to, and don’t get me wrong I understand other people went through this too. I also understand that people go through being teased and being taunted about their weight throughout their lives. But I want to help you understand what it’s like to be black and underweight. I am currently 13 years old, and I weigh 73 pounds. The average for a thirteen year old (f) is 82-137 pounds. Now I feel like you can believe what you want to believe when it comes to normalcy to 13 teen year old (f) weight, but when we go by how light/heavy “we” are supposed to be I am obviously underweight. Below there will be a list of all the things weight has done to me in middle school, if you wouldn’t like to see that then SKIP to the next BOLD title. (warning: they’re all stories/paragraphs)


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shatterediris 6/7/2019 - 8:25 pm

Honestly middle school sucks, always…. I’m sure the people (using that term very loosely in this case obviously xD) there would still treat you horribly even if you were in a normal range for weight and height, they’d find something -_-
But I can kind of relate a little, since I do share the trait of always having been the smol skinny person, I didn’t even realize that it wasn’t normal to see your ribs until like 9th grade or so. I did eventually get a bit heavier at least (went from 110-140 in my senior year of high school due to starting daily exercise and strength training, yet was still one of the lightest people in my school.) But you’d also have problems if you were overweight too, weight in general sucks and being far from what’s average is just not great.

Either way please try to eat more, it will help you to become a bit less thin…. I know it’s sometimes hard to feel up to eating, but it’s still important. I imagine your father does want to help, but does not understand how you feel. I’m very sorry that I don’t have much input at all, nor advice. All I can say is that approaching food in smaller portions does help me eat when I don’t feel up to it, like having a smaller chunk of food on a plate is at least easier to approach for me, then often after I start eating a bit I do start to feel hunger. Also middle school is horrible, and being different in anyway in middle school is going to mean you will be bullied…. Hopefully high school treats you better.

rocketman 6/8/2019 - 9:01 am

Diana Ross was very skinny the rest is history. 🙂

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