I’ve heard the titular phrase a lot in my life. Given the wisdom of age, I recognize at least two or three “big girls” from my past who I discounted as potential romantic partners because of the issues addressed by Rachel C Wiley in this powerful, beautiful spoken word piece. Clearly, my loss.
Regardless of our chosen media, we as storytellers have a responsibility to represent the entire human condition, not just those those elements, warped as they are, which sell magazine covers. Filmmaker, photographer or writer, find a place for everyone in your work.
Waifish beauty is an ideal, not the norm. Speak about and to real people.