For me, this blog is just a hobbie, a space to talk about things I like and share some thoughts, make friends, etc. Yes, posts about fashion and beauty are frequent here, since they are two of my favorite issues and forms of self expression. As a fat woman this is itself a statement. Fashion and beauty are industries that usually ignore the existence of fat people as consumers. By doing so, they help to validate and reproduce many stereotypes about being fat.
I am a fat woman and, as many others, I like to take care of myself, to feel atractive and beautiful. To be fat doesn’t mean to be lazy or sad, to be a mess, a bad employee, an unable parent, an unsexual being or a person that doesn’t care for being healthy.
Terms such as plus size and curvy are also euphemisms that reinforce the notion that there is something abnormal with fat people in general. Create brands and stores specifically to people that are usually rejected by the mainstream brands can be empowering, but it is always important to keep in mind that we need also a structural change. We cannot accept companies to behave like fat people do not matter as consumers and don’t deserve equal treatment.
I write about fashion and beauty without mentioning size because that is what I stand for. Style has no age, size or gender. Many time people make us feel fashion and being beautiful are not for everyone. But it is not true! Confidence is something you conquer once you learn you do not have to fit to another peoples expectations. Live for yourself is a condition for happiness.
Finaly, I want to make it clear that I do believe any person are entitled to not care at all for how they look. Also, it is important to remember: kindness is the most important skill for any human being.
XO from Brasil!