Things we loved on Insta this week

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A Friday afternoon roundup of five of our favourite moments on the ‘Gram this week…

Lashaunae winning the Dazed 100


Tess’ Isle of Paradise campaign

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Steph scanning wagyu beef as bananas

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Callie celebrating love on her own terms

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There’s something that’s been bugging me lately regarding the conversation of plus size people in relationships Over the years I’ve been told several times that I’m ‘lucky to have found someone to love me’ I’ve had women tag their friends underneath photos of me and dan together saying. Wow How am I still single!’ Yes I know people can be just assholes but honestly this is just one example of how much people are obsessed with the idea that I as a plus size woman am somehow lucky to be with an attractive man. That’s not me saying I think my husband is some kind of George Clooney (although of course I think he’s the most handsome man ever) but it speaks to how shallow and narrow minded so many people still are. I’ll be honest I’m irritated by the idea that Ive somehow hit the jackpot finding someone to love me because I’m fat. don’t get me wrong I’ve been there, I used to think that I would never find love because of my weight and because of the stereotypes that society perpetuates. But now I’m older, a tad wiser and more understanding, I realise that I’m deserving of having all those things and more and so is everyone else. And now Im seeing pages pop up dedicated to people in ‘curvy relationships’ and honestly it makes me feel uncomfortable. Because why with all the other labels that we have in life, do we have to add another to who and why we love the way we love. Maybe that’s my own personal issue but I hate this idea of constantly sexualising plus size/curvy (whatever you want to call it) bodies. I also cannot stand comments from men about loving curves/having more to grab on to and using fetishising terms like BBW because why do plus size women always have to be defined by their size? Personally for me I find it objectifying. Being attracted to someone is part of a relationship yes but it’s not the be all and end of all of everything. (Continued below)

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Lizzo dropping her first top 10 record

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