Flying is often a hellishly bad experience. You're crammed inside a giant flashlight, miles above the Earth, with only very tiny bags of snacks to get your through. You're also squeezed into seats next to other irate passengers who all have feelings about who should get to use the elbow rest. They think it's them, and they're wrong.
It can be especially hard for bigger passengers, because seats are often smaller than what is actually average in this country, because they gotta sell those tickets! It's cramped. We also live in a fat-phobic and body-shaming culture that gives anyone over a size ten a hard time about their life. It can be anxiety producing. A mother named Savannah Phillips wrote in a recent viral Facebook post that all her fears about her body while flying were brought to life during a horrible interaction on a plane.
But her story also has a happy ending, so stick with it.