The internet has been going crazy for a while, whilst I’m sitting there reading, drinking my coffee, banging my head to any object nearby. Media have a much stronger effect on people’s thoughts and insecurities than we like to believe and I happen to see and read it all. This is about the term PlusSize and any term that divides people into categories.
Céline, you’re a window shopper and I’m proud of it too! I like to spend my days scrolling through fashion, music, books, shoes, bags, and so on. Just spending time trying to figure out what I like, what I love, what is worth its prize. Obviously, I do buy some stuff but I mostly get upset about “Choose your size”. Collections are slit up in categories for petite, tall, plus size and when I’m looking around for my tall, chubby, handsome man it’s even much catastrophical.
When it comes to women, we talk about it because a lot of women like to shop frequently. As for men, we are completly obsolete to this phenomenon. It has a name though, and when you google it, the opinions are sickening. #DadBod. There are literally no fashionable, cool, nice clothes for men who don’t “fit in”.
But what the fuck is fitting in, anyway? Normal is something that leaves me confused and feeling out of reach. Nobody can explain to the fullest what this word might mean, though we all seem to feel it and act on it. Screaming at each other in kindergarden, bullying is really happening to all ages.
This is not only about size. Size is the most frequent and obvious quality. This is about diversity. How about realizing that the caucasian body is not the majority on this world? How about scars? How about people with disabilities? How about people with all kinds of illnesses? Why is it so hard to see that everyons has a different life, living in a other kind of space and holding on to other kinds of ideas and morals?
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” (C) Charles Addams
Do we need plus size clothing? Damn right we do! The most common size for women is 10-12, yet a lot of brands don’t have a size 12 or you have to pay extra. Or switch to the plus size collection or just piss off like I do. #DropThePlus
So if you’re thinking health, let me ask you if you ever find the bodies of alcoholics and drug addicts fat? NO. Are they healthy? NO. Someone like Ashley Graham (my Queen A) or Tess Holiday and so on, they have to EXERCISE. -big shock- Meaning: not even the doctor can tell from your face if you’re healthy or not. They have degrees and tests for that. It’s called science 😉
I’ve also been following the Amy Schumer vs. Glamorous thing. Putting someone in a category without their say in it, is pretty childish to begin with. Calling Amy a plus size is batshitcrazy and fucking offensive! If that is really all you have to write about as a magazine, they should sell it along with the porn magazines so children and teenagers can’t read your crap!
Recently I found another campaign to support my opinion on these issues which I’m very enthousiastic about! It’s called #RunwayforAll and as a lifetime enthousiastic of fashion and style I just adore it. How much better would people’s lifes be if they stopped hating themselves, but rather embrace their bodies as unique? Personality and character are heavily underrated when all we read and talk about is just the surface.
No matter how much I love style, how much I’m into body positivity, I know I still have a lot of insecurities. That’s okay, that’s my struggle. Everyons has insecurities and if you do work it out one way or another, but never lose sight of the fact that your body is beautiful. It’s not because I write this and I’m trying to lose some wieght at the same time that this is hypocrite or that I don’t love my body anymore. This is way more complicated than that and most of all, none of anyone’s bussiness but mine! And yours, if you want to be a person instead of a category.