Growing up plus-size, I learned how to dress for the comfort of others.
My high school years were filled with angst as I did everything I could to hide my body. I made sure to cover my arms, thighs, belly, and double chin. My desire to blend in far outweighed any inkling of personal style.
So many women have had (and are still having) this same experience. We're told to "flatter our figures" and avoid two-piece swimsuits, crop tops, bold prints, horizontal stripes... the list goes on.
One of the things that helped me to learn to love my body is the support from other women and friends on social media. Hashtags like #effyourbeautystandards and #goldenconfidence showed me a whole new world.
Now there's a new and amazing hashtag that's spreading like wildfire and motivating women to dress however they damn well please. #WeWearWhatWeWant