I hate that there is even plus-sized versus regular-sized in the first place. It's one of the last acceptable forms of segregation and judgment. Yes, I said segregation. It's only been in the last couple of years that women over a size 14 were even allowed to shop with everyone else.
Huge fashion brands, time and time again, fail to include diverse body types in order to challenge unattainable beauty norms and become more reflective of society. Myla Dalbesio serves as a reminder that successful models don't need to be stick thin.
So the perfect woman has to have big boobs, a big butt... but why doesn't she have a big gut? The stomach remains the big taboo of the female body: it can't exist, it has to be as flat as possible, with the waistline perfectly defined and no disgraceful flab.
How does the democratization of female beauty actually help women transcend objectification? Isn't this in some ways an extension of the patriarchal bargain to more women?
A word to describe Abby-Z, would be: assertive! Twenty-five years ago, Abby made a bold move to New York City, to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Upon arriving from Los Angeles, California, Abby knew no one and had to pave her way (from scratch) in the Big Apple.
When people assume fat people are lazy for not figuring it out, I wish I could prove just how much MORE energy I spent on trying to become smaller, more than I did on all of my other activities combined. And only a fat person knows what I'm talking about.
Making a woman feel insecure regarding how much cloth it takes to cover her body further perpetuates the misogynistic idea that a woman's body is her greatest asset. J.Crew's introduction of a size 000 is a business move, not a personal one.
Presumably I, as a fat woman, would not know how to properly operate the complicated piece of equipment known as a bikini. What if I became distracted by the complexity of spandex, a substance heretofore unknown to me, and wandered blindly into traffic? What if I ate it?
Confidence is one of the sexiest things in a woman, many men say; but it's deeper than confidence. What men are really picking up on when they see a woman with that gleam in her eyes, that sultry smile on her face, is the self-awareness of sensuality.
It's time to stop the obsession with dressing to look thinner. It's too limiting. I know that women of all sizes feel the pressure to dress and look smaller than we actually are. It sounds awful when you put it that way, don't you think?
Her voice is one of the best ones I have heard. I wondered why she is not collaborating with major stars. I wondered why her videos do not have millions of views like Arianna Grande's and Selena Gomez's.
I'm a woman in my twenties and I love fashion as much as any other woman. I just happen to wear a size 16. Yes, I am my body, but I'm also so much more. Fashion is just one way I express myself.
Did it really bother this man that much that we were touching legs on the train? Was it the audacity of this "fat b*tch" to think she could fit in the space? Or was it that she felt she had the right to sit down when clearly, a little standing could do her some good?
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Yes, I do believe there is a "fat tax" on plus size clothing. Honestly, I do not have a problem paying more for clothing. But do not add more money after I worked hard to finally wear the clothes.
Perhaps being ample sized isn't optimal, but I've come to the conclusion that it just may be who I am. I'm in the process of doing an, 'I love myself' experiment.