It’s tough being a plus size woman – but some plus size people have a much worse time than me. I’m privileged being a white, ‘smaller fat’, hourglass figure cis woman – other than being a lesbian, I’m pretty well represented in the media and in society. But what about those who aren’t?
Get ready for the gush. No I haven’t drank too much water, I am talking about a pouring of love from my own brain, to this internet page! I owe my blogging life to some very inspirational individuals who have done nothing but support and encourage me from the word go. Here at lottielamour.co.uk, we’re all about celebrating the successes of our fellow person (Yeah, I don’t know why I’m talking about myself in the plural sense either, but run with me here) so I wanted to throw the spotlight onto some hella incredible people so you too can marvel in their glory.
I want to throw focus on to some gorgeous women (and one amazing man!) who have been under represented by the media and by society, but who are fearsome badasses who make their own noise and stand up for what they believe in.
Ever since I saw her rocking her Rose and jewel print crop top and a tutu, I have been hooked on Lucia. Her blog is so insightful and she flies the flag for strong, beautiful, size 28+ women and she does it with style. I’m lucky enough to now know Lucia as a friend (and drinking partner, it’s all about Wetherspoons chats!) and she continues to inspire me on a daily basis. You can count on Lucia to bring fashion forward choices for size 28+ women alongside a huge dose of sass, confidence and unrivalled make up skills – Love you Lucia!
Steph tells it like it is with passion, accuracy and a degree of zero-fucks that makes her not only one of my most favourite bloggers, but also one of my most favourite people. You can trust Stephanie to bring you bright colours and classic statement pieces alongside a great big healthy dollop of truth and opinions to get you thinking. Thanks to Stephanie, I’ve challenged a lot of my own way of thinking as a privileged, white woman and I’ve realised so much about society and the world we live in and how much we need women like Stephanie to make a stand – thanks for being a beacon of realness, Stephanie!
As a plus size fashionista, Vicky has some of the cutest looks I’ve ever seen on a plus size fashion blog. But what makes her even more amazing is that she is a full time wheelchair user, serving not only fierce fashion, but also opinion pieces on life in a wheelchair. She most recently wheeled the catwalk at Plus Size Fashion Week and having met her at Style XL, I can tell you she’s just as stunning and driven in real life! I love the way she writes from the heart and doesn’t pull any punches! Keep on doing you, Vicky!
One of the most under represented areas of our plus size community is Men’s fashion. Yes that’s right, plus size fashion isn’t just a female term! Dom Clark is relatively new to our little community but he’s already making big waves. He’s a self confessed Feminist, he does some spectacular photography pieces and he is not afraid to stand up for his beliefs, whether that’s fashion, gender binary or body positivity. His drive and passion for all things plus, alongside his ability to stand up for what is important to him are what makes him incredible – such a welcome addition to our little party! (And his girlfriend Mel is super cute too!) Excited to see what your blog is like Dom!
So who inspires you? What do you wish you could see more of in the media?