You're Okay, I'm Okay
For many women, clothing that's inclusive of larger sizes and the body positivity movement are one and the same. But are they really...and more importantly, should they be? Everyone benefits from the idea that loving your body is a beautiful thing - regardless of your size. But more and more people are turning to the notion that acceptance cannot be the result of chronic protest. As long as you are fighting - there's a fight. At some point, there needs to be a shift to normalization, an equality between the different body sizes, their acceptance, and the fashion on offer to clothe them.
Rachel Lubitz's .Mic article titles Plus-size and curve models are ready to move beyond the body positivity conversation, addresses just that.
"It's not that body positivity is unimportant, so much as that the conversation largely preaches to an already rapt choir; rather than evolving to draw in new members.
As model Denise Bidot said in an interview: "I think the body positive conversation is one that lives indefinitely not just through curvy women, but men too. It started as a conversation for us because we needed to stomp our feet and what it did is unite everyone. It's a conversation that's near and dear to my heart, but yeah, I think the conversation needs to progress into inclusivity and how we get more curvy women out there, rather than individual experiences with loving ourselves""