Allison Kimmey
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A mom’s powerful lesson to her children about fat shaming is going viral.

Allison Kimmey posted a photo to Instagram to explain the conversation she had with her children after her daughter, who was angry she and her brother needed to get out of the pool, called Kimmey fat.

Kimmey could have reacted any number of ways, but used the moment to teach her children that “fat” is not a bad word.

In explaining to her children that fat is a normal part of the body, instead of a body type to feel ashamed of, she taught them a powerful lesson about society’s perception of weight – and how to treat others with kindness and respect.

We applaud Allison’s powerful message.