So yesterday I spent the night/afternoon with my boyfriend. At the end of our time, we went to this happy hour event his parents were having because we needed the car, since he was gonna drive me home.
I went inside and I was introduced to a bunch of people, and I noticed I was getting a variety of looks. Some of inquisition, some of curiosity, and some of just plain confusion. But what bothered me was after we left. We sat in the car and I turned to him and said, “was it just me, or were people staring at me?” to which he responded, “that was probably because you’re a light skin girl, and you’re dating me.” I honestly didn’t even know how to feel about it. Like, I get it, I’m not black, but I sure as hell am not white either. My skin may be on the lighter end of the spectrum, but I’m the typical Hispanic, big hair and all. Plus, the people I met weren’t straight black people, they were black Hispanics, and I spoke Spanish to them. I just didn’t expect to have my presence questioned so harshly.
• shirts actually designed for girls with larger chests
• plus size clothing ACTUALLY intended to accommodate plus size people not just scaled up littler clothing
• clothes for tall people that won’t ride up
• pants for people with no butts
• cute bras in bigger sizes
•the fashion industry’s understanding that there’s lots of body types and every body type deserves to feel good in the clothes they wear