Corissa says she hopes that this post can help spark the conversation about why we need more diverse representation and more importantly, what we can do to get it. Representation matters, not just for individuals, it matters for society as well. But when it comes to images of fat bodies in the mainstream media, it's a different story. And I think we need to make as much space as possible for as many different kinds of people as possible. Fat Girl Flow quickly gained recognition in the body positive community when Corissa wrote a post about where to shop for clothing sizes 28 and up. And I'm not the only one who feels underrepresented in the mainstream image of a plus size women.
Teresa. Age: 30.
Anyone who has ever been through middle school probably knows what it feels like to not be included.
Chanel. Age: 20.
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The plus size woman we most often see selling us our bikinis is a size 12 white beauty with a very proportional hourglass body. And to combat this mindset, we need more visibility for all kinds of fat bodies in order to create a new narrative. But when it comes to images of fat bodies in the mainstream media, it's a different story. It was awesome to see a post about plus size clothes that actually applied to me,' and that was amazing.