Let's stop tearing each other down and instead, educate each other on how to treat our bodies and ourselves with the utmost compassion and respect.
In my 23 years experience of being a fat chick, I've come to the conclusion we fall into 3 groups.
Yes, of course, there are some amazing, original bloggers, but there are an awful lot of girls who choose to dress exactly the same, with long ombré hair and floppy hats and Jeffrey Campbell Litas.
So "okay at any size" seems to be gathering pop culture momentum. And I regret to say, I can't be entirely okay with that. It's not the size I'm not okay with -- it's the consequences.
Wearing a size 11 meant I was fat. And in my world, in this society, that isn't okay. It isn't acceptable. It isn't ideal. No one likes it.
As a plus-size woman, I'm ecstatic that someone as stylish as the Kardashians have decided to make jeans with girls like me in mind. Yes, "big girls" need love (and jeans) too.
For years, major retailers and high end designers have denied plus-size women access to equal opportunities as it relates to fashion. Since my days of...
For me these women are more than plus size models; they're a representation of today's hard working, accomplished, proud Latina. They're proud of the curves they were born with and they want nothing more than to see more women like them in this industry.
Plus size women are business owners, aspiring models, social media professionals and event planners. FFFweek puts the much needed and deserved spotlight on these women.
Some people can pull off fashionably rebellious looks, but not this diva. I've learned to listen to the pros and stay in my line; my lane is certainly not that of a fashion stylist.
Eman is not just getting married this summer, she's also on a quest to become the world's biggest woman. What troubles me about this story is not Eman's quest, but how "Inside Edition," and other outlets that have since picked up the story, are talking about her.
People judge plus-size women and men based on their outward appearance. We're openly discriminated against yet all anyone ever talks about in the media is plus-size fashion... There's something wrong with this conversation.
We can blame society, entertainment and outside influences for the way that our children view themselves, but television is no match for good old fashioned lessons taught to children by their parents.
So there is nudity in editorial stories, but it isn't the majority of editorial shoots that a "straight-size" model will do, especially in America. But in America, if they make an exception for plus, it seems they make an exception for nudity as well.
The market for plus-size women looking to spend $3,000 or more on a Lanvin jersey dress is only a fraction of the size of plus-size women looking to spend $3,000 or more on a wedding gown.
Tonight, Fashion's Night Out whips the retail outlets into a frenzy during which women of all sizes will be out in droves spending on fall looks. A perfect time to bring up size in the industry.