“Feminism means not judging women’s choices” “Body positivity means celebrating people loving their bodies” These are positive, uplifting quotes. Based on celebrating and raising up others, emphasising individuals happiness, because don’t we all want to live in a happier society? Of course we do.. so why are they sometimes controversial? In my opinion it is… Read More Individuality vs Societal change
I’m sure you are all aware by now of my series of illustrations of Plus Size Bloggers (if you haven’t please do go take a look). I’ve been meaning to add to it for a little while, and I’ve especially been looking to add some of the excellent male bloggers who are out there. So when… Read More Plus Size Male Bloggers
Yours clothing have now announced the winners of the #BeTheBlogger competition. Head on over there to congratulate the winners! Glow Pink Stah What Laura Loves No Shrinking Violet Ginger Girl Says Kat Henry I thought I’d do a quick post about it, because – while I am a little disappointed to have not been one… Read More #BeTheBlogger
I just want to start by thanking everyone who liked, retweeted and shared my various statuses and tweets on the Yours clothing #BeTheBlogger competition. It has meant a lot to me to be able to get this far. So here’s my blog post for the final stage of the competition. I hope you enjoy it.… Read More Yours stores, representation and a positive start to 2017
She was an ugly duckling at school, teased for being bigger than the others. She wasn’t huge, but kids are cruel. She wanted to model but agencies told her she was too fat, pressured her to lose weight, but one day she had a revelation – she was beautiful! It didn’t matter what anyone else… Read More All bodies are beautiful
I interrupt the scheduled interview posts to talk, again, about #DropThePlus. This will be my sixth post on the subject – don’t worry, I’m tired of it too. But it still keeps coming back, and still with the same tired arguments. So I’m taking a different approach this time, I’ve spoken about euphemisms like “curvy… Read More #DropThePetite – or why #DropThePlus doesn’t make sense
Another day, another body positive campaign. They all start to blend in to one, lots of raving about how all women are beautiful, that they want to promote body confidence, and that they are here to break the harmful definition of beauty that the rest of the fashion industry inflicts on us. They are here… Read More Tired of body positivity being just a marketing gimmick
The beautiful Debs has come up with a new plan for #WeAreTheThey, today a group of bloggers will be breaking some so-called rules for plus size women. We are wearing the kinds of things that normally the fashion industry considers forbidden territory for us larger women. Because why should slimmer women have all the fun?