Kaitlyn’s Team Pick:
Blogger GabiFresh is just like the rest of us. She spends a lot of time fighting a world that says her body is unacceptable, and she loves (loves LOVES) Beyoncé. When Queen Bey dropped her masterpiece visual album in the middle of a cold December night, Gabi identified with one of its major themes.:
As a fat woman of color, I’m often treated differently than my thin, white peers. By brands, by fellow bloggers, by the media … Like Bey, I usually just brush these people off, and I never give them power by addressing them here or anywhere else. But it gets tiring, and sometimes I’m really tempted to drop the lady-like thing and just kind of…go off. So when I heard Beyoncé telling her haters to Bow Down in the song ***Flawless, I immediately fell in love. [With the video] I wanted to show that … you don’t have to be a certain size to claim your flawlessness. Fat is not a flaw.
Tell ’em, Gabi. She teamed up with two other plus-size fashion bloggers, Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster, to create their own version of the ***Flawless video you’ve been obsessed with for the last five months. The result is — forgive me — flawless.