Weight and talent

You know what sucks? The amount of talent that’s lost when society requires its artists to fit a narrow standard of beauty.

Ragen at Dances With Fat has a great post about it here, mostly pertaining to performing artists.

But even writers face pressure to be pretty or be ignored. One of my favorite writers, Cheryl Strayed, talked about it in a recent interview (unfortunately, I can’t find the link).

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On my recent venture to H&M

I’m sick of being a second-class citizen when I go shopping.

Stop taunting me with your shininess.

Plus size* clothing selection has gotten better since I was a teenager–when I wore a size 16, which was then painfully hard to find and is now frequently included in straight sizes. But it’s still shitty. And I’m reminded of it every time I go shopping.

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