Name is Autumn. 23 y.o. Napa Valley, CA. Birth doula, fat acceptance activist, college student, soon to be high school teacher. Find me under auaulynn on instagram and snapchat :)
I get more comments (both the good and bad kind lol) on this neon dress than on any of my other dresses. Great attention getter ;)
Size 18, age 23
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After last night and all of the hate being sent about this documentary it seems like the best time to support this film. Fuck the trolls.
Click here to find out what happened last night and report the account doing it.
You are honestly such an amazing person Autumn, your face glows when you smile, you just shine with confidence, and your way with words is amazing. Anyone should be grateful to have you in their lives :) I really do look up to you! So thank you for being you Autumn!!!
Ahh I’m tearing up over here… Thank you so much for sending me this. I’ve had such an emotionally rough week and this really brightened my spirits. Whoever you are, I consider you my friend
Let me break down Male privilege for you.
Male Privilege: knowing that saying “I have a boyfriend” is the only thing that can actually stop a guy from chatting you up because they respect another guy more than they respect your lack of interest or right to rejection.
How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!
Um, yes. I will be doing this.
Yes. I support this movement
watch me be loud as hell
To the anons that suggested I check out Modcloth for grad dresses, thank you thank you thank you
Like when women hate men it’s frustrating at worst, maybe it hurts someone’s feelings, but when men hate women they are shamed, abused, patronized, demeaned, objectified, raped, and murdered, ya feel me, so even if I WAS a raging misandrist like worst case scenario I’d be a bummer at parties, meanwhile a girl somewhere literally can’t leave her house because it’s dark outside.
If you claim to be an advocate for Social Justice yet refuse to educate people or pull the tired ‘I don’t have to educate you’ line, you are doing nothing more than complaining.
It is your job to educate people.
Honey unless you are paying me a yearly salary of $45,000 plus benefits, or at least substitute teacher pay of $150 a day, I am in no way required to educate anyone.
I’m having the hardest time finding a graduation dress. I want it to be a dress that outdoes all my other dresses I’ve ever worn (except my wedding dress) and I feel like nothing will live up to those expectations.