I was born large (like, over 11 pounds, large) and have been a big guy ever since. I was also born to shop. It’s in my blood: Both my grandfather and my father were retailers, so I didn’t stand a chance. I got my start in the fashion industry as a college intern at a glossy magazine, and, after school, began my career in fashion public relations. No matter which company I’ve worked for during my 15 years as a publicist, there’s been one constant: I am always the biggest person in the room.
While it has been encouraging to see the strides that the women’s body positivity movement has made over the last few years (if you’re not following people like Katie Sturino, Hunter McGrady, and Nicolette Mason on Instagram, you’re missing some fierce activism and even fiercer fashion), and I’m thrilled by women’s clothing brands that … Read the rest