Woman Has Amazing Response After Overhearing Fat Shaming In Old Navy
Rachel Taylor is one fierce lady.
The full-figured beauty was recently shopping at Old Navy when she overheard a mother and daughter making insensitive comments about plus-sized clothing.
Though the comments weren't aimed at her directly, Taylor was hurt, and she left the store in tears.
But, the story doesn't end there.
Later that day, Rachel went on Old Navy's Facebook page to share her experience.
The post quickly gained attention and racked up thousands of likes over the course of a few days -- not because of what Taylor said, but because of what she did after the hurtful experience.
Old Navy, thank you for having adorable clothes for all shapes & sizes. I'd like to tell you the story behind this tank top and why I'll be rocking it tomorrow for July 4th. Today I was shopping in Old Navy, standing in between a teenage girl and her mom. The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it to her mom and said, 'Look! Me and So-and-so can fit in this tank top!' Her mom laughed and said, 'Yeah, you could! That thing is huge!' I couldn't help it; I started crying. I guess the girl and her mom walked away. I have no idea. My husband walked me out of the store to the car. I sat in the car crying for a long time but eventually went back inside to finish my shopping. I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce in it! Be kind. Think about others before you speak. And if someone hurts you, you have to move on.
A quick scroll through the comments on the original Facebook post shows most people are just as inspired by Rachel's story as I am.
We should all take a page out of her book and accept this story as a lesson: Treat others well, but more importantly, treat ourselves well.
Well done, Rachel -- and, by the way, you do look fierce in that top.