This Plus Size Twitter User Tells Us All About What It's Like To Travel On A Plane

by Maxine

Body shaming is something we as a society need to eradicate.

Just because there seems to be an ideal body shape doesn't mean we get to judge and criticize others who don't meet those standards. And it sure doesn't help with the media defining what beauty is.

There are times when people obtain mental illness, affecting their weight gain (or lack of). In some cases, it's genetic and they can't help but look the way they do. Basically, whether you have body issues yourself, we should all just stop being superficial and stereotyping. We should strive to have more empathy towards everyone around us.

However, no matter what your size, has anyone ever really been 100% comfortable during a plane ride? There's a Twitter thread about a plane passenger, who happens to fall in the overweight category. 

Social media user @yrfatfriend tells everyone the reality of what overweight people experience while being in such a cramped area, describing how uncomfortable it is for them, as much as it is uncomfortable for the other passengers around them.

As the Twitter user said, it's a major physical, financial and emotional risk flying on a plane for those who are considered as overweight. In my opinion, airlines should really look into developing planes that are more spacious and with bigger seats. Regarding the costs, it seems overweight people are already spending more money paying for what should be the regular price of a flight, therefore this idea would benefit everyone who uses public air transport in the future.

If you can somehow relate to this, just know that you shouldn't be ashamed or feel humiliated. Don't mind how others look at you and don't worry about what the media and society define to be a preferable shape and size. Because at the end of the day, you should love yourself. There's more to you than your physical appearance.

And for those of you who can't relate, we do hope that this article opened your eyes. Remember that if you're feeling uncomfortable next to a bigger human, chances are they're about as uncomfortable as you.

Is it shallow or are we allowed to have preferences based on whether someone is obese or not? Take a look at these confessions from people who claim that they could never date someone that was plus size.