Singer/songwriter Lauren Teel releases highly anticipated new single Overweight.
“Ever since I was a child, certain people in my life would always comment on my size and how much I ate. There were definitely times when I let it get to me; their idea that what you’re worth is based on how you look. Every time I heard snickering when I grabbed a plate at Christmas dinner, or heard comments like “watching you eat makes me lose my appetite” or “you don’t need that,” I would always wonder “don’t they know I know?” “Don’t they realize I have a mirror and I know what I look like?” There are a lot of songs out there that talk about the fun in being bigger and that it’s okay, and there is nothing wrong with that, but there was never a song for the days when you don’t feel okay with your size and you just want to say that. There was never a song that declared the reality and the real hurt in that, and how it feels to hear that people think you don’t know that what you look like isn’t society’s vision of beautiful. I wanted a song that told people that even if I lost all the weight I would still be the same person underneath, and a lot of times people forget that. They forget that it is a human they are calling “piggy,” a human that they are calling “an elephant,” and it is a human that they are dehumanizing.” explains Teel.