Last month, I read about a super crazy amazing fashion blogger opportunity (which will remain anonymous).
The moment I saw it-I knew I had to be there. I felt like it was actually designed for me and my plans for this blog. So, I applied and haven’t heard anything in about a month. Today, I emailed for an update and turns out they are sold out. I’m not going to lie, my heart kind of sank.
To be clear, the people from that “opportunity” did reply back to my questions of their selection process and being the skeptical blogger I am, I don’t believe it for one second. I’ll spare you the excuses.
Of course, the first thought is…”Is it because I’m fat?” Or maybe they just don’t like me, my style, or the mission of my blog? I could be totally wrong. I guess, I’ll never know. And that’s fine. They can allow and invite whoever they want. It is their event, not mine.
Besides, I don’t blog for them. I blog for me and my love of fashion and shopping. I know I’m not perfect. No matter how much confidence and self-acceptance I have in who I am, there’s still a part of me that is very aware of the discrimination among the fashion blogging community as a whole.
But, I promise I will not be defeated. The minute my heart sank, it sprung right back up! Because, I reminded myself of some of the amazing opportunities within this plus size fashion community that I’ve been a part of. Opportunities, I wouldn’t trade for the world. In fact, I have one I was just told about the other day that had me dancing in my seat. I appreciate it all. The support from our community has been overwhelming and it just keeps getting stronger. And that’s the way I like it.
Remember, I might be fat, but I LOVE fashion just as much as any other blogger in this room does.