Sisterhood thanks to #PlusSizeWars and #WeAreTheThey

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The last few days have been incredible, and quite emotional. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and will always treasure having been there for it.

It all started with Plus Sized Wars, a programme on Channel 4 about plus size bloggers and plus size fashion. As the time approached for it to air almost my whole Twitter timeline seemed to be holding it’s breath. Was this going to be a horrific car crash of a TV show? Were we going to see beloved bloggers used as cannon fodder in the name of controversial television?

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Birthday, OOTD and #PlusSizeDebate

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Now there’s a combination!

So today is my birthday, I turn 31, which I have to say feels whole lot less stressful than turning 30. I have come to terms with my 20’s being over finally.

Today has been an interesting day,daughter ill, plans cancelled, and then to top the morning off I got abuse when I went to drop my son off at nursery.

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#DropThePlus – please listen instead of misrepresenting our views

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I was intrigued by a linkback I got to one of my #DropThePlus blog posts. It was written by someone in favour of #DropThePlus and on first reading I couldn’t  see why I was getting a linkback, so I read it again, and then a third time. Until I spotted that the link to my blog was in this paragraph..

While some argue that the reason it’s good to use the term “plus size” because, in the modeling and fashion industries, a size 4 or above is larger compared to the majority of models

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The Diet Industry and triggers

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I have to admit, this is a post about a specific conversation. But it got me thinking, and it got me thinking about something that I find tough to think about. So I figured getting it out of my system might stop it circling around in my mind.

You may have read before that I have struggled with disordered eating. I still struggle with the thoughts and still have the same triggers.

I want to talk about some of those. Shouldn’t need saying, but trigger warnings galore here.

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#DropThePlus and our daughters

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Sorry to be repetitive, but I’ve been reading more on the #DropThePlus campaign and it got me thinking. Lovely as Ajay is, I’m sorry to say the more I think about it the less keen I am on it. Though I agree totally with their desire to make a better world for girls, and applaud them for their attempts, if not their methods.

I suspect this will be a long post.

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