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So this is something that I have been thinking about for quite a while now. I'm a big girl, there's no way to hide it - not that I would want to anyway - but it's pretty clear. I'm generally around a size 16 now and I don't mind talking about it, but being a blogger and taking outfit photos fairly often means I'm quite conscious of it. Although I'm a bit chunky I don't really know where I fit on the spectrum; I'm not thin enough to be a regular blogger, but I'm not sure if I'm big enough to be classed as a plus sized blogger either. 

The older I get the less my weight matters to me. If I'm happy and healthy should I really care about what I weigh or if my legs jiggle? Some days I do and some days I don't but being on the internet I feel as though I have some sort of responsibility to represent girls who look like me - girls who are a bit wobbly. 

I openly refer to myself as fat, I'm not offended by it, it's just a word I use to describe my body type. A lot of other plus size/ body positive bloggers call themselves fat too and I think it's so liberating to be able to take a once offensive word and own it. But this doesn't stop a hell of a lot of people getting upset about it. To many people it holds so many negative connotations, but it is just a word. If you own it and disregard it, you take away its power.

So onto the actual point of this post. Am I a plus size blogger? As much as I want to say no, because I don't feel any different to other girls on the internet, I probably am. I am bigger than the majority of bloggers out there, I do sometimes have to buy clothes from the 'Curve' range on Asos and I'll never squeeze my thighs into a pair of standard wellies. But I kind of don't mind. In my eyes I am plus and I should probably start branding myself as such.

One thing I do worry about though is referring to myself as a plus size blogger. Although I'm clearly bigger than average I'm not as big as some of the popular body positive bloggers and I wouldn't want to be seen as trying to jump on the bandwagon just because I have a bit of a tummy. Where do you draw the line between blogger and plus size blogger? Would a plus size blogger be offended if a slimmer girl claimed she was plus size and would a girl the same size as me be offended if I started calling myself fat, would it give her hang ups about her own body?

Body confidence is such a difficult thing to talk about, especially nowadays when everyone seems to be offended by something. I'd never want to upset someone especially when it comes to how they see themselves and thats partly why I'm struggling to brand myself as anything other than just Grace, the blogger. At the end of the day this all comes back to labels and trying to put ourselves into categories and I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about that. I'm not even sure where I was going with this blog post, I guess I just needed to have a little ramble but I would like to hear your thoughts on this. 

What do you think, would you class me as a plus size blogger? Let me know, I won't be offended. 

Thanks for reading!


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