Some of the everyday situations for plus size models and trends in a fashion industry:
“I’d struggled since I was 15 to stay a straight size. I was working in London, and they would keep measuring my hips and saying ‘you need to cut down.’ It was difficult; I’m just not that shape. I was so young and I was a swimmer — I literally couldn’t lose any more weight. So, it was either lose the weight or put on some weight. I knew what the easier one was.
“It was weird to walk into an agency and have them say, ‘You need to put on a little bit more weight.’ It felt so foreign. I learned how to put on inches that aren’t necessarily fat. I find it really empowering now. It’s almost like I can build my own curves.”