Another Me



I woke up this morning and decided to dress for the weather, I found my favorite tan-ish turtle neck, a pair of blue ripped jeans and dirty white converse.

I tucked my braids behind my ear grabbed my bag and left the house. On my way to school I felt someone following me but every time I turned around they were gone.

I didn’t think anything of it and continued on my way. I just couldn’t shake the feeling that there was someone right behind me but after too many times of turning around to nothing I decided to let it go.

“You’re just being paranoid Amanda” I told myself. “There’s nothing there, Halloween is coming up and you’re just freaking yourself out” I convinced myself.

It worked, I was beginning to calm down and then I saw her.. braids tucked behind her ear, tan-ish turtle neck, blue jeans and dirty converse. It was like looking in a mirror only I wasn’t looking in a mirror. She was there, looking at me.. waiting for me to say something. So I did.

What do you say to .. well .. you? I took a deep breath, looked her in the eyes and said “nice shirt”.

 

 

Welcome To My Ted Talk ( WTMTT); Weight Bias in the Fashion world

 

 

Hello Guys, It’s your Girl Amanda and this is episode 1 of Welcome To my Ted Talk. Today I will be talking about … Drum roll please

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Weight bias in the fashion world!

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Not mad just disappointed.

Some of the biggest stars have trouble finding a designer to dress them because they are not a size 0. Imagine months of your hard work, blood, sweat,tears and lack of sleep to get nominated..something you have always dreamed of Just to hear “sorry we can’t find anyone to dress you for the red carpet” Like .. excuse me ?

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In the link above, a few celebrities express their experience with not being able to find a designer. What surprised me was the fact that a few of the women having trouble were average weight so imagine the struggle for a plus size woman.

And lets talk about the difference in material as well as design. When I go shopping…which isn’t often because I am poor and terrible with money management but when god slaps that hefty dollar into my pockets and I am able, I go to some of my favorite stores like forever 21, Rainbow, Victoria Secret etc. and I always do a comparison. The “skinny” side as I like to call it has lots of cute, vibrant, patterned and jazzy outfits. I see sparkles and matching skirts and then I look at the plus size section and the colors change, there aren’t as many matching sets as there are on the other side.

I have heard so many excuses from “it takes more material to make larger clothes” to “well people can just lose weight its unhealthy” and it makes me laugh every time because people can be so ignorant. 

  1. A Clothing company/establishment who is generating money and is consciousness enough to even have a plus size section should pay more attention to the type of clothes they put out. Are they just marketing and don’t really care about larger woman’s interest? if that is the case then it makes sense that the clothes aren’t matched to the other side  but if they really do care about their plus size customers they should take note.
  2. If you are truly concerned with someone’s health maybe you should ask them how they are doing. Many people equate fat with unhealthy because that is how it’s always been but there are a number of reasons that someone can gain weight and it is not always a health issue, but what I have found is that people don’t care if someone is perfectly healthy and just happen to be over weight they just want a reason to body shame. 

Fat Shamming is such a real thing and it isn’t talked about enough in my opinion.

Nike recently introduced plus-size and para-sport mannequins at its London flagship store. And while the move was initially hailed as a big step forward for inclusivity in sportswear, it didn’t take long for critics to find something — anything — negative to say about the retailer’s decision.

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Being a plus size woman this is obviously something that I feel strongly about but aside from my personal relation to the topic I will end with this; we become educated in everything else, we change our habits for everything else, why not do the same where plus size woman are concerned? The world is slowly changing and maybe you should to. Nothing worse than being small minded in a constantly changing world it will limit you in so many ways.

Thanks for coming to my ted talk, I’m your host A Rose and this is me signing off until the next episode!

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Doth memes equate Art ?

First of all, Art is subjective and I know that because there is art worth thousands of dollars that does not look like art but it is classified as such. Of course memes are art, that is our way of communicating and connecting with each other. Our parents don’t understand of course but we do and that’s what matters. So allow me to share some of my favorite/ relate-able memes!

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College is a vert stressful place with very stressful situations but the memes have gotten me through it,there is a meme for almost every situation and for some people it’s stupid but for me and my generation its lets us know that we are all going through the same thing, that it’s not only us but its everyone.’

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They were there for me when I got into a relationship 

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And when I got out of one 

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And the will be there for me when I am finished with school and unsure of where to go from there

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