Kelley Markland opened her mailbox and found a disturbing letter from a stranger that made fun of not only her weight, but of her colorful leggings, too.
After years of wearing only black and grey to hide her curves, the 36-year-old substitute teacher was thrilled when she discovered a brand of leggings that fit her perfectly…and came in a huge array of patterns and colors! They had become a huge part of her new wardrobe, and the kids at school, the parents that knew her, and her fellow teachers adored her for it.
The message from a stranger did not:Along with the horrible note, this picture of a stranger was printed out shoved into the envelope. The isn’t of Kelley, but it was part of the “joke.”
Apparently, I weigh 300 pounds and I shouldn’t wear leggings anymore.” Kelley wrote on Facebook. “I am a sensitive woman and I despise cruelty towards others. At 36 years old, I am STILL being made fun of. Whoever sent this, be an adult and tell me who you are.”
But word about the hate mail spread quickly, and friends and coworkers were determined to make it clear whose side they were on. The anonymous hater obviously knew Kelley and had access to her address (which unnerved many), and because of that, they knew the person would be watching.
Kelley was nervous to wear her leggings to work on Monday, but she wasn’t going to let the hater win. She wore her leggings…and when she got to school, discovered that every other teacher (and many students and parents) had worn leggings in solidarity!
Wearing my “fun” leggings gave me a tad bit of confidence in not looking sloppy all the time. I’m sorry that some of you may not like it, but I’m not dressing for you.” She wrote.
And so far, hundreds of thousands of people everywhere agree.