Friday, September 30, 2011

Dare to take up space.....


When I first saw this picture on tumblr, I was intrigued. I knew I just had to write something about it. Growing up, even though i was always bigger, I was taught that being fat was Bad, that it was wrong... but why exactly? I don't know. For me, it didn't really make sense, up to now, I still don't get why there is so much dislike towards fat people, and this picture sparked something in me...

People's main reason for not liking fat is because they claim it's unhealthy.... but so is smoking, and drinking, and having unprotected sex - but people who do the last 3 things i mentioned, are not as disliked as fat people are. In fact, if u ask me, they are more dangerous than fat people. How many diseases are spread through unprotected sex? How many people are killed from someone's drunken driving? How many people die from lung cancer and how many are affected by second-hand smoke? And yet, it's the fat people, walking around minding their own business and just being fat, that get all the hate....

Another thing that seriously bothers me is the way that everyone turns into a concerned nutritionist or doctor whenever a fat person is around. All of a sudden, everyone is worried about how my size is going to kill me early, and hinting that it would be a good idea for me to lose weight and asking me to imagine how much happier I would be if i was skinnier.... I just have one question for these people.. Where your PhD in Fat studies at????  And if you actually had a PhD, you would know that not every fat person became fat from sitting in front of the TV and eating every single thing in sight. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about, I've been fat ALL MY LIFE. In high school, i was at boarding school, and the school put me on a diet. they watched what I ate and I didn't really eat a lot. And I played a lot of sports, i was on the athletics team (vice captain), iI was on the volleyball team and on the basketball team. You wanna know how much weight i lost in 3 months???? 2kilos.....

Furthermore, there are plenty skinny people who live way more unhealthier lives that me, but they still remain small. As unfair as this is, it's the truth... So fat does not always equal unhealthy. I know plenty big people who work out and eat healthy but they still remain big.... So, in short, the argument used by people to justify their ill-treatment of fat people is INVALID.

Seeing as there are no other "valid" reasons, it brings me to the conclusion that our only crime is indeed taking up too much space on this earth. So, in short, the problem isn't really with us, but with people's opinion of us.... and we shouldn't be bothered with what people think of us. We live for ourselves, not for other people.... Ladies, don't ever let someone tell you that there is something wrong with you just because you are fat. Don't ever be made to feel that you have committed a sin against nature because you are bigger than the next girl.... Being fat isn't a crime!!!!!

I just want to add that if you do want to lose weight, there is nothing wrong with that either.... as long as you are doing it for the right reasons and in the right way. Using unhealthy, drastic measures to lose weight is no better than being unhealthy, so you are not helping yourself. And if you are trying to lose weight and it's not happening the way you want, don't be devastated.... as one as you are living healthy, you good...

So ladies, love yourselves, love your bodies and go out into the world and continue to take up space with confidence!!!!

Succulent 1

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hey ladies!!!!

Seeing as this is my first real blog post, I decided to dedicate it to someone who really inspires me. She is one of the first plus size bloggers that i ever followed and she is the one who made me want to start blogging. Ever since I discovered her blog, my life has not been the same....

Gabi Gregg is a 25 year old New Yorker who has been blogging for about 3 years, since October 2008. She runs the blog Gabifresh, formerly called Young, Fat and Fabulous and if you are a plus size woman who follows blogs and you haven't heard of her, please tell me what rock you have been living under, lol. She started out as a plus size fashion blogger but she has gained acclaim as a fashion blogger in general. She has been featured in several publications including Glamour, Teen Vogue, Cosmo Poland, The Guardian, The New York Times, and has even appeared on Good Morning America.

Last year, Gabi beat several people to win MTV's Twitter Jockey contest to become MTV's first twitter Jockey. Plus Model magazine has named her one of the most stylish New Yorkers, she is a blogger for Vogue Italia and she even styled Fashion to Figure's Early Summer 2011 Lookbook. To top this off, she has partnered with The Lmited to bring out Eloquii, their first ever Plus size fashion line. It is set to come out sometime this fall.

I think Gabi is one of the most stylish plus size women out there. She always looks amazing but one aspect of her style that I absolutely love is her gorgeous blazers and jackets. Take a look at some of my faves below.

I love how she doesn't let the fact that she is plus size limit her or prevent her from looking good. She doesn't let clothes dictate how she should look but rather, she takes the clothes and wears them in the way that she wants them to look. In an interview with Tiffany from Fatshopaholic, she said something powerful that has stuck with me ever since. She said, "it's not about copying the look and buying the exact items, it's more about translating styles you may admire onto your own body."

Gabi is an amazing woman and her blogger success story is one that anyone would die for. She truly is one of my big inspirations when it comes to style, as well as attitude and body positivity. Check out a few of her many looks that I love:

Make sure you check out Gabi's blog at!!!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Welcome to my blog!!!!!

Hi everyone!!!!!

My name is Rebecca. I am a Zimbabwean and this is my blog. I've been wanting to start a blog for a while now and I've finally got around to it. I'm a plus size enthusiast and I definitely believe that being bigger doesn't mean you have to compromise on how you look. Fashion, shoes and food are what I live for. I love music and I love movies. My dream is to run a 5 star restaurant. I want to be a plus size model as well and encourage other plus size girls to see themselves as beautiful.

This blog is about me, my life, my loves, my struggles, my journey. I'm not really sure what exactly i'm going to post, but most of my posts will be about fashion, style, food, plus size stuff and lifestyle articles as well.

I hope you enjoy the blog!!!!