Why Size Discrimination?
I’m VERY irritated with this so-called fashion industry, fashion scene, or fashion whatever. As a designer, you have the right to create whatever you like, in any size, and for any person. There are no boundaries to what you design or envision to be fashion. You can be as brave and bold or as simple as you want. There is an infinite amount of freedom to express who you are in your designs.
With all of this freedom and creativity floating around, I am confused as to why size discrimination is so prominent in the fashion industry? Why do they hate us fat girls? Why so many excuses? It’s really starting to sound like a broken record around here.
Yes, I’m a fat blogger, but I don’t hate skinny girls. Unlike a lot of fat phobic people, I love and appreciate all sizes. That’s my personal decision, I understand you have your own opinion. I just don’t understand why the fashion industry, who encourages setting trends and diversity of art, is so afraid of change. Look at the runway, every other model looks the same.
Where did all that creativity and braveness suddenly go? The reality is, female bodies and shapes are changing.
Size discrimination, doesn’t just end with straight sizes either. The plus size fashion world is guilty of this too. I know I’ve said it a million times and I even have my petition going, but PLEASE start using a diverse mix of models. You can talk about “numbers and stats” all you want, but the truth is we are all different shapes, sizes, colors, and ethnicities. We, your consumers, don’t look the same. We don’t have the same bodies and what fits a size 14 model won’t fit me, a size 18, the same way. I have cellulite, rolls, and I’m not airbrushed.
Listen fashion industry, stop trying to sell me a “fantasy” and telling me who you think I should look like. I’m fat, I love fashion, I have money, and I need clothes to wear. I’ve accepted my body, why can’t you?
AboutCurves, a plus size lingerie company, feels the same. From August 8-28th, 2011, they are hosting a “Lingerie Loves Your Curves” charity event to help bring awareness to issues of size and self acceptance. With our help, they hope to raise money for The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. The NAAFA lobbies to end size discrimination through advocacy, public education, and support.
Curves and Chaos is proud to join this campaign. As you can tell I’m a little passionate about it. LOL. I’d love for you to be involved as well. Click the ad above to see how you can help fight size discrimination and learn all about body acceptance.
In the meantime…
Watch this short film featuring the always beautiful Fluvia Lacerda. I just fell more in love with her!!