“What you look like is just one part of who you are - but it's not all you are.” ― Sarra Manning, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
I've struggled with my weight my whole life, and to this day it's still something I'm battling with. The other day I was sitting in my room thinking about my weight and the extra workouts that I've started doing because I packed on a few pounds and Outside Lands is coming up, and I realized that I've never been smaller than a size 10 – 12 in my whole life. (I'm currently a 14). At my smallest, I could wear size 10 skirts because of my waist, but the dresses would never go up and I couldn't get the shirts past my boobs. Did you guys know that people have started to consider anything over a US size 10 plus size, and that in the world of modeling plus size starts at a size 6? It's crazy, right?
This may just be me, but I noticed when I thought back to when I was smaller I hated the way I looked more than I do now. I used to obsess over what I ate and if I slipped up even just a little bit it would ruin my whole day. I never wore tight clothes even thought I had the body for it (and still do now), and nothing was ever good enough. My body has been a constant torment for me for as long as I can remember, even when I was younger. I recently started following a lot of plus size bloggers and YouTubers and I just think they are so beautiful and amazing.
I really believe that clothing brands and retailers should start stocking / making bigger size clothing. I think that there is a humongous market out there that hasn't even been tapped into yet. They should make cute trendy clothes that are affordable (and not cost more than straight sizes), but cater to a variety of styles (punk, bohemian, skater, girly, edgy, Ext).
I hope you like this post because more are coming. I'm not going to say that I'm strictly a plus size advocate, because I'm not. I'm a body confidence activist. I want everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin no matter what size they are and have to the confidence to wear whatever the hell they want, but most of all I want clothes that suit every different body type and actually fit!
It took me a long time to realize this, but I'm plus sized, and that's okay. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and I'll see you in the next one.