2014 has been another huge year for plus size women. Here are my Top 10 Plus Size Moments of 2014. Yet again we have moments of triumph, controversy, and inspiration.
A radio producer posts a video of herself dancing to Jason Derulo Talk Dirty To Me and everyone loves it. Whitney Way Thore became and overnight sensation and ended up making the rounds on the chat show circuit and recently announced she has a 9 episode reality show coming up. She’s 350lbs/159kgs and has been an inspiration to fat girls everywhere.
The scenario “what happens when someone’s Tinder photos don’t match them in person?” went viral with the ‘Fat Girl Tinder Date’ video by male dating site Simple Pickup. The video shows a women who has bikini pics posted on Tinder then shows up on a fat suit.
Jewel Moore, a 17-year-old junior from Farmville, Virginia started a petition on her change.org page asking Disney to create an interesting female character who isn’t stick-thin. She wants Disney to make a plus size princess rather than the standard blonde hair, blue-eyed unrealistically drawn feminine ideal. What she didn’t expect was that she would actually become one!
The Louis C.K. Fat Girl episode on FXs Louie was all about about the hardships of plus size dating in your 30s.Vanessa played by Sarah Baker is a fat waitress and asks Louie out. Cut to the fat girl soliloquy starting with”On behalf of all the fat girls, I’m making you represent all of the guys.” Media call the fat girl episode of Louis “brutally honest” and a “ground breaking” TV moment for body image.
Big Ballet is a UK reality show that turns big women into ballet dancers and follows plus size amateur dancers as they put together a performance of Swan Lake. Dance legend Wayne Sleep teams up with prima ballerina Monica Loughman to break one of the biggest taboos in ballet: size. More than five hundred plus size women answered the ad and the show was awesome!
The Militant Baker aka Jes Baker and other of her genius ideas to promote positive body image! She’ll be back in 2015 with the Body Love Conference in Arizona!
Gabourey Sidibe walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes and faced a salty backlash on Twitter over her plus size designer dress. Gabby had the last laugh when she shut down haters with the most amazing tweet ever!
Full Figured Fashion Week is back for 2015! We thought 2014 was the last hurrah but the good news is Gwen DeVoe and her team will be back for a seventh year. A new presenting sponsor will be revealed in January (can’t wait to find out which brand is on board) plus and extra day of festivities will be added including a bigger focus on entrepreneurship. Save the date June 14 – 20, 2015 in NYC for FFFWeek!
Plus size pole dancer Emma Haslam absolutely rocked Britain’s Got Talent with her awesome skills. She’s a professional pole dancing teacher so makes sense that she is so fantastic! Emma told Simon Cowell and the judges that she wanted to promote pole fitness for women of all sizes. Take a moment to watch the video and be inspired!
The Perfect 14 trailer was released.. It’s a documentary about plus size models featuring three fabulously beautiful and confident women; Elly Mayday, Laura Wells, and Kerosene Deluxe. If you don’t know their names you’ll know their faces as you’ve probably shared some of their pics on social media over the last few years.