As a plus size woman, I've listened to experts and television personalities discuss overweight issues. I've often wondered if they've ever taken the time to speak to women and men that are plus sized, I doubt it. But nevertheless, they seem to be experts on the subject matter while offering their opinion with such disdain, as if most plus size people choose to be the size they are intentionally.
For me, weight gain started in my adolescent years, when I realized that food could be a comforter during really hard emotional times. Many young adults face these battles, including the ones that turn to drugs and alcohol. Yet they seem to get a very different, more compassionate response from the same society that downgrades plus size people.
I lost weight when I got into sports, in my teenage years and then started gaining again in my mid twenties. Poor diet was a big contributor and lack of nutritional knowledge played a big roll as well. It seemed that fast food was my go to, while work and school were priority over making good health choices.
The BIG opposition to being plus size, per the spectators, is the health concerns. Meanwhile, the healthcare and pharmaceutical companies make money, comedians make fat jokes, and so called "in shape" people smoke, drink, and take drugs, all while pointing their finger and shaming the plus size community. How healthy is that?
Currently our country is facing an opioid crisis, drunk drivers are still causing traffic accidents and marihuana is legal in most states and in all of these situations, there are all types of programs to help them improve their lives. Yet, if someone is struggling with their weight, they are seen as weak, have no self-control, and are presented with daily commercials to pay for a diet plan.
So, now some of us are taking a stand, saying "we matter" too. Our weight is our issue to overcome in the way we see fit. If society chooses not to have compassion for us, then we’ll keep it moving. Our bodies, and minds may continue the struggle of living a healthier life, however, that will not stop us from enjoying the journey of life with the people who love and value us.
Before consigning your clothes take a few minutes to do these few things it can make a big difference to your wallet!
Tip 1 Make sure to button every button and zip every zipper. No one wants a shirt with a missing button.
Tip 2 Include all original packaging if available. This helps with maintaining the best value as possible.
Tip 3 Make sure your pre-owned items are recently washed or professionally dry cleaned.
Tip 4 Make sure to check the underarms of your tops and the crouch area of your pants for material piling.
Tip 5 Present your items in the best way possible with a neat fold and a fresh smell. Good Luck!
I've been putting a lot of energy into projecting the right imagine I want Urban Thick to represent. It's been a long time dream of mine to own a business that can help others see themselves in a positive light.
Our business model is simple. Recycle your plus size clothes and make them affordable to other women in the plus size community while earning extra cash. In addition to selling clothes, shoppers have the opportunity to purchase quality clothes at super low prices. But here's the really great treat you get while shopping with Urban Thick, you get to see REAL plus size women modeling our clothes. These beautiful women are different shapes and sizes. How wonderful is that? We do other great things as well, like donating unsold clothes to charities such as Hope For Domestic Violence and AMVETS. Giving will always be a part of what we do. So while you have many choices on where to shop, take into consideration what those other stores stand for and give us a try! With us you can SHOP - SELL - SAVE & MODEL! See at Urban Thick.....
Dina, your curvy social media consultant & owner of Urban Thick. The original online plus size boutique, consignment & resale store for women with curves, She is also a plus size woman that enjoys shopping for beautiful, colorful curvy clothing at affordable prices. Living a frugal lifestyle as well as an advocate for positive body images & acceptance. An Entrepreneur for the past 10-years. An Online Seller, lover of great music and most of all an authentic down to earth person, with high moral values and standards. Let Your curves be heard, by joining our community today!