I’ve been planning this blog for quite a while now, having been inspired by some of the other fierce blogs on the internet.
It’s no secret: I love women of all shapes and sizes. Women, big or small, fat or thin, are beautiful. Here in Hong Kong though, there’s only one way for a woman to be … and that’s skinny. These girls are unfailingly gorgeous and glamorous, there’s no doubt about it. But not all women, and especially not all Western women, look like that. I can’t tell you about the amount of times I’ve heard from my Asian friends and my colleagues that I should “lose some weight” and that I’d look better slimmer. I take issue with that: I think I’m beautiful, and I think all women, no matter what size or shape they are, should feel as beautiful as possible.
So I’ve started this blog, intent on showing with as many fierce and fabulous pictures as possible, that you can be big and beautiful. You can be fashionable when you aren’t stick thin.
A bit about me: I’m Stephanie, I’m 22 and originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. I work in Hong Kong as a primary school teacher, and I love it. I’m in love with Hong Kong too, as I’m about to start my second year of teaching in August 2013. I’m 5’4 (and a half), a redhead (not natural, sadly!), occasional contacts-wearer, and I wear UK sizes 14-16 (US sizes 10-12).
It feels too pretentious to have a mission statement, but in an ideal world, we’d all love our bodies. We’d all embrace, celebrate and rejoice in our bodies and feel fantastic in whatever we’re wearing. The fashion and size revolution has already started, and I’d urge you to come along for the ride. Love your body. Love yourself. Look fabulous while you’re doing it.