Watch What Happens When a Teen Gets Real About Being a ‘Fat Kid’

April 20, 2015 Updated: April 20, 2015

“I am a fat kid,” declares spoken-word artist Travis Thompson, looking unflinchingly at the camera. Then he takes a lyrical deep dive, reciting his poem “Fat Kid,” which details his heartbreaking experiences as an overweight teenager.

While adults sometimes encounter bullying and body shaming because of their size, the cruelty that children can dish out to an overweight kid is pretty terrible. 

 This article was originally published on, April 17, 2015. Read the complete article here.