A Woman’s Story: An Open Letter from a ‘Fat Chick’ to Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie And Fitch

What is beautiful fashion? What is fashionable beauty? Who decides? Do you? Or do you let a corporate power dictate to you what you should wear, what you should weigh and what you should look like? Today, on Mother’s Day, let not someone else tell you what’s popular or trendy or what looks right. Mothers around the world raise their children to see others in a positive light with good intentions, but sometimes, those good intentions get crossed and greed, power or bullying and other harmful intentions get in the way. People get hurt. At times, without realizing it. Other times, with intent. Take a step back today, and realize the hurt that Abercrombie and Fitch is doing to society and young people. Show them that bullying isn’t a part of you by not participating in their agendas. Read on.
Peace.
Sorceress

LadyRomp

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Amy Taylor

Director of Content and Community Strategy, Geben Communication

I remember the moment as though it were yesterday (which is saying a lot, because it was nearly two decades ago…) Last week of 8th grade. One of the “popular girls” walked over to me in gym class and asked if she could write in my yearbook. When she handed my book back, I excitedly turned the cover, only to discover that she had written (in beautiful penmanship) the following:

Have a great summer. Stay thin.

Except the word “thin” had been crossed out with a single line.

I have always struggled with my weight. Big-boned. Plus-size. Thick. Curvy. Voluptuous. Padded. Pick your adjective. Over the years I learned to deal with it in different ways. I learned to ignore it. Compensate for it. Deny it. Dress it up. Cover it over. Like everyone who struggles with something physical, I…

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