I know this is my solo attempt at a fashion blog... but I have to get something off of my very big chest. I love being plus-size & healthy, I've embraced my curves and have no problem walking with my head held high. It's taken me a long time to see myself in this light and now that I do I refuse to let anyone take it away from me.
With that said, I find it sad that when I walk in the street many fellow curvy girls look at me with disdain. On the train, I overheard another curvy talking to her friend about me .. " I hate when other fat girls, dress like they're all that". I couldn't even get mad at that comment, I felt sad for her. Why shouldn't a "fat girl" dress like she's all that, whats' wrong with dressing nicely if you have more curves than most??? I felt bad for her because she obviously doesn't believe she's worthy enough to dress nicely, I wondered if she dressed herself in ill-fitting clothes as a reflection of her self-esteem.
I thought about saying something but I didn't... I kind of wish that I had. She's limiting herself based on a label... she's holding herself back because she appears to believe that her size defines her. She looked pretty young... it kind of hurts to know that young girls are growing up feeling this way about themselves.