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20 comments:

  1. Hay Miggles..I just found your AMAZING site..its really help me to see its okay to wear the same clothes skinny gilrs wear and that the words they say wont change how fab i feel...did i just say fab...anyway haha...I am one little problem..see im a 17 year old 250lb girl living in the U.S and money is tight for me ....do you know of any stores that I could go to to find these amazing styles you have on and stuff..for cheaper..thanks soooo much... (: cheers

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  2. Hi Keely! Thank you so much for commenting and for all your lovely words. I know it can be incredibly difficult not to let the criticism of negative, bullying people affect you, and I've certainly struggled with this throughout my life, but just remember that as long as you feel happy and confident, no one can take that away.

    It sounds like we're about the same size! So I definitely recommend Fashion to Figure first and foremost. Their prices are AMAZING, as are their products. Re/Dress NYC has mixed prices, but sometimes you can get fabulous deals. And their styles a lot quirkier. AND ASOS is one of my favorite places to shop for the variety, and their Outlet section does great sale prices. They overstock so end up with too many products and reduce their prices by up to 70% within a few months.

    http://www.fashiontofigure.com/

    http://www.redressnyc.com/

    http://www.asos.com/Women/Sale/Curve-Sizes-20-26/Cat/pgecategory.aspx?cid=10528&WT.ac=OL|WW|outlet|btm|curve

    Hope this helps! xoxo

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  3. I read your "7 Rules to Break" on facebook and loved it. I am 45 years old, and I am only now coming to a place of loving my body. I've been sizes ranging from 10-20 in my life, and the thing I began to realize recently is that I feel the same no matter what size I am. I've always been "the fat one"--size 10 or 20--it makes no difference. In my 40's I rediscovered dance (which I loved when I was young, but quit because--you guessed it--too fat). I am into belly dance now, and for the first time I am considering actually showing my belly while dancing! Funny, I am still feeling awkward about it, but I think once I do it for the first time in public it will get easier. I love what you are writing, and I love all the "rules" you are breaking. I am wearing brightly colored sleeveless clothing regularly now! I just wish I'd started loving myself when I was younger.

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    1. Hi Lorriann,
      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'm really glad you liked the Bustle article. I totally understand where you're coming from, because for years I felt inadequate and horrible about my body, whether I was an 8 or 18. At the end of the day, feeling confident and beautiful is a state of mind, not a number. Belly dancing seems so fun, and what an amazing step to take! I'm so pleased for you. I hope you continue to break all those rules :)

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  4. I loved the experiment you did I'm sorry that people were so cruel to you as they seem to be whenever someone chooses to dress goth I wish I knew why that happens. I happen to think you made an adorable goth,but I also love your Pixie look and your retro. You're gorgeous and don't listen to the haters! Sending You Much love from The USA! Sincerely, Danielle

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    1. Hi Danielle! Thank you so much for getting in touch, and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the experiment. People tend to be cruel whenever anyone dresses different to the "mainstream." I suppose maybe they find individuality and unique thought to be threatening things. I try not to listen to the haters, but I would be lying if I pretended that they didn't get to me sometimes.

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  5. Hello! So I read your Bustle article about the different ways you dressed and how people reacted to it and I thought it was interesting. What I also really liked were your pictures and outfits! I was wondering if it was ok for me to draw you in those outfits? I wouldn't normally ask someone seeing as I usually use references just to draw for practice, but I was planning on uploading the final image on DeviantArt and Facebook and all that. I know some people don't like when their pictures are used without their permission so I wanna make sure you're ok with that before I publish anything. I would of course add links to your website/article/whatever else you'd like :)

    Also here's my DA gallery so you at least know what kind of art I do: http://daraku-shita-tenshi.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    1. Hi Vanessa! Thank you so much for writing to me. I am honored you would want to take the time and energy needed to draw me. It's so sweet of you, and I am really looking forward to seeing your work.

      You can definitely use the image on DeviantArt and social media. I would be happy to share it as well once you have finished. Thank you again <3

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    2. Hurray! You shall be notified when the first drawing is done

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  6. IT IS DONE! ...well, one of them xD I posted it on DA and Facebook. Also, for plagiarism purposes, I usually put a watermark on my pieces on DA. It may ruin the pic a bit but that way no one can steal it! The one on FB doesn't have the nasty watermark. More pictures to come! Hopefully I'll be able to make time to finish the rest of them soon.

    DA: http://daraku-shita-tenshi.deviantart.com/art/Marie-Goth-478410775
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204167819132167&set=a.3300804795423.2157971.1127013661&type=3&theater

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  7. Hey Maria, I just read your article on Bustle about the "different looks" experiment! What a cool idea! It's sad that some people, well let's be honest, a LOT of people can be so cruel with judgment. You look beautiful in the pictures, and it looked like a lot of fun getting to play adult dress-up! I felt inspired after reading it and just discovered this site, so I'm eager to look around. Keep it up lady, we need more women like you in this world!

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  8. not sure my comment went through

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  9. Ahh your most recent post on bustle mentioned my philosophy tutor at uni (Patrick Stokes, the opinion vs. fact guy, and fun fact! he totally brings that up a lot) and I was unreasonably excited about it hahaha. Anyway, enjoy that very uninteresting tidbit. Your writing is fabulous and I'm addicted to stalking your posts. Amaze! Xx

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  10. I agree with a lot of your ideology, but the article about women being able to have hairy bodies isn't one of them. I hate to be the black sheep here, but someone has to address it. It may seem upsetting that the idea about woman hair is shaped around making a man happy, but we as humans always evolve and adapt to change. One of our adaptations and evolutions involved women no longer being hairy. By all means if it is something someone wants to do embrace that, but expect to be avoided because of it. - Just my honest two cents.

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  11. Hello! It's been a while since you put anything new here. Hope you're ok. BTW, you are so pretty

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  12. I read your article (I Am A Plus-Size Woman Who Wore a Low-Rise Bikini to the Beach and This is What Happened) I loved it thank you for doing that for all of us who are to scared to. It also reminds me that when we get to Heaven there will not be a section for this type or that type. So if we can not all get along here on earth how are we going to do it when we get there. And the adult teaching his children about being ugly how sad. They will not grow up to know about the good in peoples heart. Thank you.And you go GIRL.

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  13. Hello, Marie! I just discovered you and your blog minutes ago, and it's safe to say you already have me in tears. Just moments into reading "Size Acceptance" I found myself crying and smiling at your pictures in awe. I am a plus-sized girl living in the US, and I've ~always~ struggled with seeing myself as beautiful. Then I found you and your blog.. We are very similar in size and height(literally one or two inches in difference), and it was life-changing to *finally* see someone I could compare myself to realistically(size-wise), and this realization gave me a newfound confidence in myself I haven't had in a very long time. I found myself in relation to your pictures, and I'm seeing myself as others see me now instead of the way I saw myself before. I can't thank you enough for helping me just by being you. Honestly. Please, please never stop doing what you're doing, and inspiring other people to begin to love themselves.

    With love,
    A.

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  14. You're so pretty, I'm really jealous. :(

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