I've never lost friends or boyfriends or husbands over my scale. It also didn't hold me back from having an amazingly exciting career or chasing all the things I never imagined I could achieve.
So, when I started do this whole thing where once a year, I put on a bathing suit and go in public, I thought, yes. This feels brave. This feels strong. And it was, until one day it wasn't.
My 6-year-old wants to join the Boy Scouts, and I know he'd love the Pine Wood Derby and camping with friends. But I also know The Boy Scouts of America has an explicit anti-gay policy.