The separation between straight and plus size can leave some women feeling outcasted from society even more than they already are because they look at the women on the front of magazines or modeling in campaigns and say this woman doesn't resemble my current body, or they say "I can't relate to this." They want to feel like that could be them without being considered as different. Especially when the only section in clothing stores they have are in the far back near the clearance rack. In my ideal world, there wouldn't be a separate section, there would just be larger sizes in everything the "straight" size clothes came in. On the other end, the term plus size can empower someone and make them feel like they're a part of something rather than feel excluded. Labels differ between everyone. Some people can feel frustrated with labels and some people can feel a sense of belonging. It really depends on the individual. The main point I'm getting across here is no matter what you call or label it, we need diversity in main stream media. Not only with body type but ethnicities as well. It needs to be normal and not shocking to see different body types every where in main stream. We see them daily on the streets, why can't we see them in this industry? I hope this April issue helps you with whatever you struggle with about yourself. Focus on your inner strength. Check out some of the articles that featured the cover or I interviewed with.
Women's Running Cover Magazine
3/17/2016 | Health