Dear Nina, OK, here’s the scenario: I’m in Palm Springs, my favorite place in the world, with my husband and a group of awesome girlfriends for the weekend. We meet these two awesome women, and I’m telling them about my passion for inclusive, ethical fashion and mention that I’m plus size, when I hear that common interjection: “Whatever. What matters is, you’re a babe.” …like the two are mutually exclusive?
I wish more people understood that when they give that kind of qualifier to me, what they’re communicating is that there is something wrong with being plus size. That being a “babe” makes up for it. That beauty cancels it out. That beauty reinstates my worth.
There is nothing wrong with my owning my size. There is nothing wrong with being beautiful or even wanting to be beautiful, necessarily. There is something wrong with putting your own ideals on someone else. I’m plus size and I’m beautiful and the two are not mutually exclusive. Party on, Wayne. ❤️ Kat http://ift.tt/2eE9xuW
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