I know this is a weird title for an Outfit of the Day (#OOTD) post but I thought I’d address some stuff as it pertains to fashion and fatness. A couple of months ago I posted the look I wore for the Nashville Symphony Ball. As always, I post my looks on my instagram and wait for the likes and comments to roll in. Usually, my comments thread is pretty positive. But as the popularity grows, I see new followers and new commentary. On this day, when I posted my symphony story, someone made a snide comment about my fat arms.
Initially, I was a bit shocked. Like I said, I hadn’t received negative comments on my photos. That day was a different day – two girls were having a field day in my comments, talking about my fat arms. I was shocked. Then, I thought, “people are so used to plus-size women covering up!” EVEN in this day of plus-size model Tess Holiday, getting national and international modeling jobs, people still feel ‘some kinda way’ about big women being okay with her big-ness. Truthfully, I used to feel the same way . . .
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It’s official, summer is here. As a plus size lady, those words can be a bit nerve-wrecking. Gone are the chilly fall & winter days with their lovely layers and deceptive dress codes. It’s too hot to cover-up but some think you are too fat to show it off. Well, they are wrong! That’s why I decided to start the #SHOWYOURARMS campaign! The #ShowYourArms campaign … Continue reading #ShowYourArms Summer 2017
This summer I start the #ShowYourArms campaign. Let me tell you it was one of the best ideas I created. Women around the country started sharing their photos and stories on Instagram. I received messages from women saying that they felt so liberated. I’m happy to have started this movement and I’m excited to see people continue to share their experiences. You better believe, next … Continue reading #ShowYourArms was a Summer Success
On Wednesday, I started the #ShowYourArms campaign! The goal of this movement (yup I’m calling it a movement) is to encourage women to get more comfortable with their bodies. Having flabby, fat, or chunky arms seems to be a challenge for plus and straight sized women. I created this campaign to increase confidence, especially during this HOT summer months! (Dude, it’s supposed to be 100 … Continue reading #ShowYourArms Chic Look