Jennie Runk, the size 14 model who modeled bikinis for H&M last year (and received lots of attention while doing so) brings some interesting size-related quotes today:
On the term ‘plus-size’:
The term ‘plus size’ is just a term used to describe a body type, like tall, short, athletic, curvy, or anything else. I don’t see anything negative about it, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being called plus size. To me, it’s just a label. Some people call me plus size; some people say I’m not. It makes no difference to me. Some people call my hair brunette and some call it dirty blonde, that means as much to me as whether or not I’m called plus size. How other people describe me doesn’t define how I see myself. I often refer to myself as a ‘large person,’ because I am, literally, large. I’m taller and bigger than many of my female friends. I simply take up more space; I’ve always been that way. I don’t care what the fashion industry calls me. If they want to call me plus size, that’s fine with me; if they want to call me a model, that’s fine, too. I’m not ashamed or afraid of my body type. I’m not ashamed or afraid of any words people might use to describe it.
On a size-obsessed world:
Honestly, I think people get way too obsessed with it. Who cares what size anyone is? If a person is beautiful, they’re beautiful, no matter what the tag in their jeans says. Size is just a number on a tag to help us find clothes that fit our bodies. That’s all size should be, it shouldn’t be a unit of measurement for worth.