It sounds so dramatic to say that a pair of tights changed your life, but it's the lived experience of so many people. Polly shares her experiences with her style and self esteem, and the true power of a pair of tights.
Have you ever had a panic attack because you're worried you won't fit into a seat?
Travelling when you're fat can be a minefield of anxiety, embarrassment and downright fear. Traveling is not one size fits all, and sometimes you can't help but feel too scared to go out there and live your life.
You would think that finding your size in clothing would be an easy and straight forward task- know your number, find your number, wear your number- but apparently the universe just loves to make quite literally everything difficult for plus sized people.
A Taste Of Their Own Medicine, a poem by Autumn Stanislawski
The message of the fashion industry was loud and clear, Why should I, a fat person wish to have nice clothes? Or how dare I have the audacity to want to feel confident and beautiful in them.
Has anyone else noticed this weird trend of brands' “fat-washing”? The amount of times I’ve seen an ad featuring a plus size person, or advertising inclusive sizing only to disappointedly find out they barely offer a size 20 is getting silly.
“You just won’t get it unless you are fat”. This phrase many have repeated for a number of reasons, usually when trying to explain how important it is that size inclusivity exists.