I met a very smart young woman in cyberspace, Jessica Kane. She reminded me how important it is for a woman to appreciate her whole body. After all, it is your whole body that makes your life happen, not just your head. The Full Body Photo Project is a celebration of all of YOU! The Project invites women who wear plus size to share a full body photo of themselves on a collective site. Several plus size specialty retailers are sponsoring the Project and offering prizes, of course Ulla Popken is a co-sponsor as well.
I remember back to the days when I was ashamed of my body because I was fat and the world of plus size fashion was lean. A lot has changed since then on many levels:
* Beautiful plus size clothing is plentiful- my favorite, of course being Ulla!
* The definition of beauty is expanding
* The paradigm has been changed forever - from the pity party to the pretty party!
Whew! What a relief!
A lot has changed for me too. I'm proud to work with Ulla Popken, where personal best is a combination of how you present yourself and how you live. "Dress U.P.," where our customers share pictures of themselves wearing Ulla clothing is actually a forerunner of the Project. Moreover, the very existence of Babe's Picks is evidence of a vision where all women belong and all women can be beautiful.
I hope you'll participate and put your personal best out there. Pictures that exude joy, comfort and pride may be rewarded with a gift card from one of the Project's sponsors. The Project, collectively, however, does something much more important, it unabashedly expands and redefines beauty and beckons all of us to be included.
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