Plus-size model Lynley Eilers agrees: “We want access to clothing, like everyone else; access to experiences, like everyone else,” she says. “It’s plain and simple: fat women want what everyone else has — we just want it in our size!” Unfortunately, according to her, fatphobia, as it stands today, is too deeply embedded into society — fashion especially. When one designer comes out with garments for larger customers, it’s cause for celebration — even though it should just be the status quo. “We are so often denied the finer things in life, or excluded from luxury, that we have to make a freaking hashtag to celebrate when we are able to,” Eilers says. 

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