lauren perlstein

I had so much fun shooting w/ the @bandierfit team- I wrote an @elephantjournal article awhile back about the need for better #curvy athletic wear and it’s still frustrating that the best athletic fashion is still firmly placed in the straight size arena.

I mean, all the clothes I wore for this shoot were from straight size clothing companies and while the looks (expertly styled by my boo @rachelbalzarini) were adorable, I’d really like to see the same designs available up to AT LEAST a 4X.

But I’m not stupid. I know why that probably won’t happen. It’s because WE (All of us) are afraid of #fat bodies. We are afraid of breasts that go unsupported, and bellies that bulge.

We’re afraid, and we sow the seeds of fear in our children, and our whole fucking Western worldview of beauty is shot to hell. We need to work towards a world where we are not afraid of our own bodies and recognize that the fear is truly everywhere- even within the #bodypositive movement.

Anyway, if you want to read my full interview w/ @bandierfit, head over to their instagram page for the link!

Top- @k.deer
Leggings- @underarmourwomen
Photo by Lauren Perlstein
Makeup- @debiedoesmakeup
(Also, hayyyy @athleisurely)

#mermaidpose #ekapadarajakapotasana

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