Last night channel 4 aired a documentary on plus size fashion featuring so many fabulously fierce bloggers and some well loved brands. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet I urge you check it out on catch up 4 on demand as it will only be up for the next 28 days and is really worth a watch, be you plus size or not.
I have to admit I had really mixed feelings about how this was going to be portrayed. With channel 4s past documentaries not showing fatties in a positive light instead to often just ridicule us, don't even get me started on channel 5. It was this idea of being portrayed as a fetish or in a negative light that made me stay away from the cameras when asked if I wanted to be interviewed. Although the actual crew were really lovely being in media I know how bad editing can make anyone look. You only need to check out some cassette boy to see this.
However I was pleasantly surprised to find that the documentary itself was actually very positive showing bloggers I know and love in a very positive light. Danielle, Callie and Bethany slayed it in dressing rooms and interviews showing sheer confidence and oozing the sheer example of how a woman she feel. Confident, fashionable, sexy and comfortable in her own skin irrelevant of size. That goes for you men too! Body positivity isn't just a female issue. It would have been nice to see some guys also featured in the documentary so they too could get their voice across.
Georgina was real in being honest in how she felt about her body and there is nothing wrong with saying that she wants to change the way she looks. Some people get confused that being body positive and then saying you want to lose weight is a terrible thing but it is an active choice many make. Nobody can doubt that Georgina has worked hard to be where she is. This also brought an interesting debate to the programme.
The highlight for me was Hannah's story on her journey to meet Tess and overcoming bullies. It really was so heart warming and worth the view alone. I know Hannah worked hard with the team and was nervous how she would come across but she came out beautifully. Confident and sassy but speaking the truth I felt the nerves as she got ready to meet Tess. You may remember when I wrote about meeting Tess so I was actually there and there was even a sneaky peak of my bum and then me breaking out the hugs haha. As well as so many other amazing bloggers I really think you should go watch it while you still can. Thank you channel 4 for keeping it real and positive.
The only major downfall to the documentary is the usual negative reactions it gone from some of the oh so concerned general public. As I said on twitter the human race really is too selfish to be concerned about a strangers health and instead are using it as an excuse to spread hate and negativity. Just let people be who they want to be and do you! So with that my lovelies embrace who you are, don;t think about what others think of you and love yourself that is what is most important.