I’ve been a blogger since I was 12 years old, back when blogging wasn’t even a thing yet and my parents kept calling it my b-log.
I grew up in Manila, Philippines, and have always been a bigger girl so I never really fitted in to the western beauty standards. I loved magazines but never saw myself represented in them. But I didn’t want to change myself to be accepted in those spaces. I wanted to change those spaces so more people who look like me would not just be tolerated but welcomed in these spaces.
Over 20 years later and I’m still here, still as excited about sharing what I love online. I quit my corporate job in 2021 to be a full time creative and my work flows from partnering with brands on my channels to writing for publications. I’m a big believer in fashion as a form of self-expression and storytelling as a powerful way to build bridges and my hope for this stage of my career is to do this on a bigger scale.
It’s been so exciting to see this aspect of the industry grow and I think the more we welcome new talent and continue to innovate and stay true to our sense of self and style, the better it will be for all of us. On a personal note, I’m really excited to push the boundaries on how we as a society perceive fat people as style icons, given how inaccessible fashionable clothes are for bigger bodies.
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