Dearest Iraj

Before starting college, I had not ever been treated with respect. My weight, my insecurities had always led me to believe that I didn’t deserve it either. So when people would use me very obviously, I let it be. As a fat girl, I was almost grateful because that’s all I thought I amounted to.

You were the first person to treat me with the respect I now know I have always had a right to. Even though it was the bare minimum, I wasn’t even used to that and the little kindness you extended to me opened my eyes. You have been the reason for a lot of the growth I needed. You listened to me and were there for me when you didn’t need to be. I will always and forever be grateful to you and your kind heart. I hope I was able to return at least half of what I owe to you and will hopefully continue to.


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