Art imitates life or not?
Here’s an interesting anecdote that I wanted to mention. We know that there are stereotypes we need to overcome, especially if you are plus size.
Recently, I was doing a promo sheet for a magazine that I write for. While I was trying to find some graphics, I found it virtually impossible to find a graphic that shows a plus size woman being valued for ”herself.” I was not interested in graphics which depicted a plus size woman standing on a scale, looking in the mirror 25 pounds thinner or exercising. I finally settled on the graphic below since I thought this image could be also saying that size does not matter and is a mindset. To me, this was the least offensive. The graphic is being used after all, for a plus size editorial and advertising promo sheet.
It is a sad commentary that every plus size graphic had a plus size woman on a scale or working out like mad. I am so glad that I had our graphic designer CREATE what is the reality. That plus size women enjoy full lives on their own terms.
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