today’s femme crush, wherein i discuss shopping as an act of fat solidarity and taking my clothes off in front of people.
Today I’m writing about one of my friends who actually doesn’t have a blog! Can you believe there are people without blogs nowadays? Anyways, her name is Rachel and, as you can see, she’s a totally bodacious babe. Rachel was my very first life-changing fatty. I haven’t always been a chubster, you see. So when my bod started to change, I didn’t really know what to make of it. I always tried to cover it up with hoodies and boring jeans and stuff. Then I met Rachel!
Rachel was the first girl I’d ever met in my whole life that seemed to have genuine confidence. Seeing her totally not give a shit, struttin’ her stuff in tight clothes, bein’ adorable, snaggin’ hot dudes, and FINALLY having another fat girl to go shopping with were all pretty dang revolutionary to me at the time. Furthermore, she never tries to cover herself up, diet, apologize for her size, or put herself down. I don’t know if she knows anything about the body acceptance movement or HAES, or anything like that, but knowing her is definitely one of the reasons I have come to be involved in this community.
Nowadays our babe bonding sessions have expanded to doing burlesque together, which I can assure you is like pretty much the coolest and most fun thing ever! We dance at a really amazing and INCREDIBLY body positive studio in downtown Cleveland. I get a li’l emotional just typing about it, because it’s pretty awesome to have a group of ladies of all sizes who believe that all bodies are good bodies around me. Sisterhood is totally rad, you guys.
I have suggested to Rachel a few times that she should start a blog, because she seriously has the most amazing style! She’s like a very classy Tracy Turnblad with smaller hair. I hope this femme crush gets lots of notes so maybe she’ll think about it. ;)