Do you even realize we’re living in a fat hoe revolution?!
Time for a guilt-free second helping of food
by Ari Bines
For decades, women have been slammed with so-called "tough love" approach to extra weight. We were told to suck it in, pack it into that medieval torture device we call Spanx, put down the fork and lock ourselves in the gym until we can emerge skinny and ~worthy of love~.
Does that still happen? Yeah, but not nearly as bad as it used to be. We're living in a time of self-love, body-positivity, and self-promotion: it's a fat hoe revolution, and it's here to stay.
Supermodels are now bigger than ever before, with an even huger audience
I would like to take a moment to thank whoever came up with the self timing feature on iPhones and all the apps too. Y’all are the real MVP’s for giving me the power to take hot photos like this for my husband (he got the unedited ones, sry) & helping to boost my self esteem. BB’s, listen to me: If you are feeling down, I highly recommend taking photos of yourself for YOU or a partner wearing lingerie or fully clothed, whatever feels good to YOU! #effyourbeautystandards #tysmstevejobs ??
We're not just seeing the ascent of regular plus-sized models, either — now, we have fat supermodels who scoop up major endorsements and spreads with the most popular magazines. Size 16 supermodel Ashley Graham has 6.5 million Instagram followers and is repped by mega-agency IMG models. Tess Holiday is a size 22 and signed to London-based agency MiLK Management.
Additionally for these curvy queens, they act as the muse for fashion designers. That means from sew to sale, the designer has them (read: us!) in mind as the vision behind a developing clothing line. Not only is is great to see bodies that look like ours held up as a new beauty ideal, but now clothes are literally better fitted to our body types. That is, quite literally, a revolution.
Curvy beauty influencers get paid to represent and inspire other fat hoes
Scores of curvy women now do collabs with big brands and celebrities, and that's fucking out of this world. Priscilla Ono is a beauty BBW and the Global Makeup Artist for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty. She’s done up Rihanna herself, Iggy Azalea and even Amber Rose.
In addition to Ono, beauty blogger Nikkie de Jager (known as Nikkie Tutorials) has a doll-like visage that used to get heaps of flack for her fuller face. However, for us plus-size babes, we look forward to a fat face beat. Thinner people don't realize that their tutorials don't always apply to full face-shapes, and it's amazing to see influencers like de Jager succeed in such a saturated field. She's an icon — and that's probably why 9.3 million people subscribe to her YouTube in the first place. Kim K also happens to be dependent on de Jager for great reviews of KKW Beauty.
Fat-hoe apparel is booming
Curvy and plus-size influencers are throwing up the middle finger to mainstream retailers and starting their own clothing lines to prove that fat hoes don't depend on them for the clothes we truly want to strut in.
Fashion blogger Nadia Aboulhosn started a collection of nothing but fat-hoe clothes, and I'm a fat hoe who's obsessed with it. Many pieces in her eponymous line feature hot body suits, mini skirts, and other skimpy dresses for both the average and plus-size woman to show off her curves.
For faaaar too long, we've been regulated to frumpy, shape-covering pieces or poorly-constructed versions of straight-sized clothing. We loves our bodies and want to stunt as much as the skinny chick, and Nadia knows it.
I mean, peep the delicious cellulite on these hotties:
Fat-hoe clothes haven't peaked at Aboulhosn, though. Both Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason are fashion bloggers who turned their fast-growing social following into brands. They launched their collab line, Premme, to major fanfare last summer.
"Premme was born out of a love of fashion and the recognition that the industry is still lacking when it comes to the wants and needs of plus size women," Premme's About page reads. Music to my ears!
The two have become plus-size girl bosses and even Gabi is a spokesperson for Khloe Kardashian's Good American jeans:
Being fat and sexy shouldn't be a massive shock to anyone these days. Do people really think their plus-size pals (also about 67 percent of the country, btw) don't have sex? We want to put on a show in and out of the bedroom just as much as smaller girls do, and now is finally our time to bare their flab, fat and curves to the world.
The revolution is now.