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The Struggles of being a fat bridesmaid - Racked

photo: Racked

photo: Racked

The totally fraught nature of ‘maid-dom is complicated for almost every woman. It only seems to have gotten worse with the thorough Pinterest-ification of every aspect of the long march both to the aisle and down it... But everything is more complicated when you’re a bigger girl. From shapewear to shoes, there are landmines around every corner. And it turns out I’m far from the only one to struggle with taffeta gown trauma.

In Praise of the House Bra - Racked

photo: Wal-Mart

photo: Wal-Mart

"When I got older and started hearing the common refrain “I can’t wait to go home and take my bra off,” I have to admit to being puzzled. What did one do braless? Wasn’t it uncomfortable? And then I realized that all the women excited to take their bras off had something in common: They had much smaller breasts than mine."

Hey J.Crew, Why Don’t You Want My Plus-Size Money? - Racked

photo: J.Crew

photo: J.Crew

"The worst part of being fat, in my absolutely-not-humble opinion, is that retailers like you, J.Crew, look at my money differently than they look at skinny-people money. You seem to think that my money is worth less because my ass takes up more space."

for my friends as their hearts break - medium

photo: personal collection

photo: personal collection

“There’s nothing to do but be really really sad and angry. There’s nothing you can do to make this hurt less. It’s just going to hurt. I’m sorry. You’re not going to feel better for a while.”

on grief - Medium

photo: personal collection

photo: personal collection

"I think this is where I should tell you that I’ve had these major revelations and that I’m all better now and that I’ve sorted through things and it’s done and a bow is on it and I have a stack of Lessons to share. I regret to inform you that’s not the case."

15 Instagrammers Who Prove Crop tops are for everyone - Buzzfeed

photo: Jay Miranda @pinklip

photo: Jay Miranda @pinklip