My thoughts on designing clothing for plus size women, and why it's more than just making attractive garments. If we are not comfortable in our clothes, we feel vulnerable to criticism, because of past experiences. It is my mission to create clothing for women that help them to feel protected from such negativity.
A low impact exercise to strengthen my core and hips and legs, Eureka! Searched up some beginner belly dancing tutorials on YouTube, pulled all the curtains closed in my house, and gave it a shot. Nearly fell over laughing many times at my very awkward attempts.
And then I looked at the photos, and had to do a hard swallow...because, guess what, body dysmorphia kicked in. I was kind of taken aback. I was not used to seeing my body at these different angles and poses, and I won’t lie, at first I didn’t like it.