I was invited by Carly Findlay to write a post for her ‘Appearance Diversity’ series on her blog. I was nervous about the idea at first. I am different to the usual choice, I don’t have a disability or facial difference, so how would me post be responded to? Would people tell me to cry a river and take a hike?
But I decided to do it anyway. As I do. I wrote a post about my experience with being different and how through blogging I found my place to cause change in the representation of people who are different. For those who are outside of what we are told to be.
Apparently in the end I had A LOT to say. As usual. I hope you’ll read the excerpt here and pop over to read the rest.
As a child, I was fairly mainstream in my looks. Hardly appearance diverse. I was an average sized tanned, blue-eyed blonde in Australia. I was pretty much a dime a dozen. Life chugged along nicely and my biggest concern was if I could get my hands on the same scrunch socks as my friends. I was average. Until I wasn’t.
As I entered my pre-teen years, and I shot up and out. I was almost my full adult height of 178cm by the time I entered high school. And despite numerous attempts throughout the years through disorder eating and manic exercise to starve myself thin, I was never smaller than an Australian size 14/16. I’m a big girl from hearty stock. What can I say? Today I wear an Australian size 20/22.
Read the rest of the post at Carly’s blog, Tune into Radio Carly.
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.