I’m not talking about plus size advertising campaigns featuring size ten girls wearing butt pads. I expect that bullshit out of advertisers. I know they are evil.
I’m talking about you guys, social media. You with your hash tags and your “celebrate every body” social media bullshit rhetoric. You’ve just created another fucking standard that 3% of people fit. Where you claim to celebrate all types of plus size women, you really only fawn over and celebrate one. Just the one. And you think you’re so body positive for that.
You post what I call “cupcake girls”, over and over.
Cupcake girls are never taller than 5'7". Cupcake girls are always super duper soft and round all over.
Cupcake girls have apple bodies, and reasonably sized busts and hips.
Cupcake girls can wear anything. Vintage. Bodycon. Pastels. Whatevs. Y'all still look the god damn same, you adorable round soft little things.
Cupcake girls DOMINATE the shit out of our tags.
And I mean, y'all are cute. But you are far from the be all and end all.
But for some reason, people find your images “safe”. So you and yours gets glorified. Good for y'all. Seriously. I’m glad someone here gets to be happy.
But the reality is, most of us aren’t cute little cupcake girls.
Mostly I’m on about tall plus size girls.
5’ 10" and up.
Girls built like Valkaries. With swimmers shoulders and skiers calves. Girls who are bust-heavy instead of tummy/butt heavy.
Why does your inspirational bullshitting not apply to us?
Furthermore, you’re actually causing us some major problems by overglorifying the cupcake girl figure on social media.
I work in the plus size fashion industry with a wide range of garments from a wide range of providers. Our industry’s marketing is VERY dependant on social media. Like VERY. VERY. V.E.R.Y. dependant.
And I’m at work every day, watching winter collections go past my desk and 70% are tailored for that cupcake girl shape.
The people who make these clothes look at what we do on social media to help dictate what they produce.
So next time you post “body positivity” or “plus size fashion goals” look twice to see if there isn’t someone a little more differently shaped who deserves your love as well and maybe those up the line will start making clothes for people outside the box.
That, or I’m moving to fucking Asgard, cause it looks like it’s the only place plus size girls over 5'10" are gonna be able to find a Christmas dress this year.
good day today. i went out for pizzas and drinks last night, but the bunch of us did not last long. we were just too tired so we parted ways before 9pm! haha 😂 old age has definitely gotten to us. plus, i got a free ride home from my sister so it was worth going home for. i just can’t do the late nights anymore.
plus side though, i wasn’t hungover or too tired this morning so i did 5km with a friend before doing another 5km for parkrun 🏃🏻♀️
breakfast and malobo afterwards and then i headed out to lunch with my other group of run girls. we had a fab afternoon and definitely much better to just organise birthday get togethers with specific groups rather than try to group everyone together and then worry that i’m not spending enough time talking to everyone.
i got cupcakes for tomorrow’s social run. 10km loops of pengana track (around 500m elevation for each loop). i plan on doing 3 laps so daymn, dat elevation! 👌🏼
i joined a elevation challenge this month so it’ll be good for my stats. 2000m is the minimum, but i think i’ll aim for the next category, 4000m+. with no plans for the easter weekend, it means i get to spend some extra time on the trails.
There are times when an opportunity to hear about new brands and businesses arise that you can not really say no. Like you want to know what can they offer, and what can they do, luckily, our pals from Club Monaco hosted an outdoor market in Toronto at their flagship store in the famous Bloor St area. They carefully curated some of the best food, flowers and coffee in the city. Hearing this I was so excited as I truly love anything that has to do with the Club Monaco Brand and the lifestyle it portrays. The outdoor Farmers Market will Run from this month (August) to mid-fall.
Club Monaco Collaborated with:
Parts & Labour’s famed executive chef, Matty Matheson, will create a custom fresh white fish and quinoa salad
Boxcar Social will serve freshly brewed artisanal coffees
Bake Shoppe will boast a selection of homemade sweet treats
Philips Ice Pops will feature a refreshing selection of gourmet ice pops made with fresh fruits and herbs
and Local flower shop Sweet Woodruff will be home to custom Club Monaco inspired bouquets, created with fresh summer florals.
to create a custom assortment of their favorite items which will be available for a limited time at the Bloor Street market.
dark!emma is supposed to be everything regular emma isn’t, right? imagine her as suave, as seductive, as someone who knows she’s the shit and uses to to its full extent.
and regina, our poor socially inept cupcake who may ACT like she knows how to emotionally connect with people but honestly has no clue (think about how she tries to connect with people she cares about; henry, emma, snow, robin… she’s so SOCIALLY AWKWARD), being the first of dark!emma’s little flirts.
dark!emma slowly stroking regina’s jaw, sweet talking her, saying things about how destructive she is, can, and WILL be.
and small, tiny, emotionally unstable regina. who has absolutely no idea how to properly communicate with people, especially the ones she cares about, can only think, “?????? you are very hot but you are also VERY EVIL. this was so much easier when i was the vengeful and hating seductress. mind does not compute”