Would You Have Dated Me 135 Pounds Ago?
Dating is tricky when your body falls outside of the "normal" range of what is considered "beautiful". Whether you're too tall, too short, too pale, too dark, too big, or too small, there will always be those people who will dismiss you as automatically being unattractive because you don't fit "the standard". As a Black woman who has been 6'0" tall since I was 12, and who has weighed more than 350lbs most of my adult life, I know, all-too-well, what it is like to exist on the margins. Read more >