grav·i·ty
ˈɡravədē/
noun
1.
PHYSICS
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
2.
extreme or alarming importance; seriousness.
“crimes of the utmost gravity”
synonyms: seriousness, importance, significance, weight, consequence, magnitude; acuteness, urgency, exigence; awfulness, dreadfulness
“the gravity of the situation”

I suppose the usage of the command “Defy Gravity” toward a group of plus size runners can take on both  negative and positive connotations. On one hand, it could be saying, “hey fatty, I know you’re fat. You just have to learn how to get around all that blubber during your runs.”

Actually, a gym teacher said something like that to me once. As I wrote that sentence I thought about her words. We’ll talk about that another time. I swear, crazy trolls should never teach 3rd graders.

Back to gravity. It could also mean push past awfulness, get beyond the heavy dreadfulness that life can offer.

Everyday that’s what I do. I’ve been through some very heavy trauma in my life. Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse, my daughter died. But every single day I get up and I work. I work on doing things that bring me joy. I work on achieving very ambitious goals. I love a little bit harder everyday. I work on touching the lives of as many people I can. I work on living a life beyond my wildest dreams, though sometimes I have nightmares in between the good dreams. That’s how I Defy Gravity.

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