there is something really powerful about being the only #plussize
gal (in a high-cut, zipper front #swimsuit
no less) in a workout class. yeah, I get A LOT of stares. sometimes people come up to me and ask if i'm in the right place. Most of the time, there are silent glances over in my direction. and on a few occasions, people ask me how I feel confident enough to wear what I'm wearing. ➡️ often, I'm the sole #pluswoman
in the room, meeting, friend group, picture, event — and it's incredibly isolating. not only are you clearly the 'other,' but you now have to be the voice of your entire community in every single situation. and when you do speak up, your voice tends to be drowned out by happier, less complicated, unbothered opinions of the situation that don't see how the world treats the 'others.' ➡️ #plussizecommunity:
I encourage you to do the activities you want to try despite how the world reacts to us. but also, have the courage to speak up as to why you're removing yourself from mentally-stressful moments. it's your body and your life - do what you want with it.