This piece was bought by a national women’s magazine, then killed, and I think now is the time to post it. I’m also a publicist, an extrovert, a bargain-shopper extraordinaire and an unbelievably good friend.
*** I was on a date recently and a woman sat down at the next table, catty-corner to me. But what’s most visible about me, what defines me before I even open my mouth, is my size.
We messaged back and forth for a few days, until he asked me if he could feed me and if I would be willing to gain weight for him. Delete — Finally I got a message from a tall, handsome personal trainer with a great sense of humor.
Maybe there is something to this quality versus quantity thing after all.
In light of yesterday’s controversial piece by Maura Kelly, I’m posting a story by Jennifer Abramowitz (as told to me), an amazing plus-size woman who recently spoke openly to me about her experience dating in New York City.
Now, the New York City transplant is lending her poignant, often-hilarious voice to R29.
Sure, dating is a mixed bag no matter your body size, but I always say that dating as a plus-size girl can be…different.
On her blog, Plus-Size Princess, Ce Ce Olisa has detailed everything from what it's like to be the only big black girl in a yoga class (fine, thanks!