Cynthia Ramsay Noel

Fat or Flight?

     Should we really have to choose?  Can we not soar above the rest and prove to ourselves that we are beautiful even though we don’t wear a size 0?  It took me my whole life to realize that self-acceptance, or, FLIGHT, if you will, is indeed possible.  You may be thinking – Flight?  Seems like an odd way to put it…  But when it all comes down to it, it makes sense, really.  As plus size women, we’ve been kept down, low, grounded.  Only in recent years has society become more accepting of the “fat girl” and even then, only to a certain extent.  But I’ve seen the changes.  They’re happening.  I’ve heard so many people speaking out openly about how they like a woman with “meat on her bones” and they are admitting that not only do they find big women attractive, but many actually prefer us!  Fashion has come an incredibly long way as well, with many designers now carrying plus size collections.  Not to mention, a whole world of plus sized options just a click away, online.  Clothes are being designed to be trendy, and to allow us to show off our voluptuous figures rather than hiding them under the dark, boxy silhouettes that used to be plus size clothing.  We are being referred to more and more as stylish, sexy and hot, words which I used to fear would never be spoken in my direction.  

Loving your body feels good.  Really good.  So claim it, ladies!  We are fat!  We are intelligent and we know what a healthy diet and active lifestyle consist of, whether we choose them or not.  We are beautiful, desirable and loveable, and we don’t need to live our lives not believing it!!!

     I’ve started this blog for many reasons, but mostly because I love fashion and through it, I have learned how to turn my bad days into good ones, my negative attitudes into positive ones and last but not least, the heads of others!!!  So this is for all of you who, like me, sometimes struggle with loving what you see in the mirror.  This is for all the ladies out there who have ever let the word “fat” hurt you.  It is OUR word now, and we will carry it with us.   We are each on our own journey.  Whether your flight is waiting for takeoff or you’re cruising at peak altitude, let your spirits be lifted and show yourselves just how sexy, hot and beautiful you can be!!!

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