It’s no secret that fat women are underrepresented in fashion. Go to any mall and peruse the sizing options and mannequins of a typical women’s clothing store, glance at the lineup of celebrity and fashion magazines at the checkout at a supermarket, and watch virtually any fashion show. What do you see in common? The glaring observation I’m sure you’ll come to is that most women in these visual representations of fashion are universally thin (and often white). This is an “ideal” that the majority of women globally cannot and should not have to attain to be considered beautiful or even to buy a pair of jeans in their size.