All women, no matter their race, age, class, or sexuality, need female friends. There's something sacred about sister-friend circles that can't be replicated in friendships with men. Your female friends should affirmatively and lovingly guide, chide, push back, encourage, and empower you.
Their friendships should be integral to your life's journey. Plus-size women, in particular, deserve supportive sister-friends. Navigating a fat-phobic world is difficult, so it's integral to have women who can help you survive the pitfalls. While all friends are worthwhile, there's something special about having fellow plus-size friends. Here's why: