by Stephanie Mallick
As we’ve begun the New Year we are always struck by a sense of new beginning. We are asked to make resolutions vowing to work on new goals with a “New Year, New Me” mentality. But, just as we are on the road to self-improvement, we are hit by another evaluation: February, the month of LOVE. This can push us to put our love lives into perspective. Do we have someone special to celebrate one of the biggest days of romance with? Do we need that someone to celebrate the day?
With Valentine’s Day upon us, it can be a lot of pressure for some. Those attached versus those that are unattached; Many may look forward to the day while others may feel a sense of dread as it approaches. I began to ponder over this and quickly enlisted two fellow plus-size models Alexa Phelece and Rae Williams to get their perspectives. We recently participated in an “Every Body Deserves Love” photo shoot, alongside other plus-size models, which gave us time to get to the heart of the matter. It was refreshing to learn what each of us expected from this romantic holiday.
Do you think it's necessary to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine's Day?
Do you look forward to or dread this holiday?
What does self-love mean for you?
What are your thoughts on plus size dating is it more difficult have you had positive experiences or negative?
Why is it important on Valentine’s Day (and every day) for women to show love to one another?
Translate #everybodydeserveslove into your own words what does it mean for you?