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I was at your Westshore Mall location in Tampa, FL on Monday July, 12th. One of the store associates, a blond middle aged British woman was working the check out counter. I approached the counter and asked her to order a bra size for me online as that store did not have my extended size, a 40F. She then told me that there was no way that I was an F, that she was a DD and that I was no more an F than she was. I told her that I knew my size and that I was wearing a bra that minimized my bust at the moment as I had gone shopping straight from work and choose to minimize my size as I work in a school.
She continued to argue with me, insisting that I was was attempting to compensate for the fat under my armpits by going up in cup size. She even asked another representative who was standing a few yards away, “tell her she isn’t an F cup. She won’t believe me, and I’m telling her that she isn’t that big.”
I cannot tell you how offensive this conversation was to me. Right there in front of a line of customers this sales rep continued to argue with me, even coming around the counter with her measuring tape and forcefully beginning to measure me even after I told her I did not want her to. I was so upset I could have cried. I was thoroughly embarrassed by a woman trying to tell me that I am fatter than I am and referring to my “side fat” and saying that my “boobs aren’t as big as [I] think they are.”
I stepped away from her and pushed my merchandise away from me and said that I didn’t want any of it anymore. At that point, the manager, who had been standing a mere 6 feet away, stepped in and said that they would go ahead and order the size I was requesting.
She proceeded to check me out, mumbling under her breath about me not being that big and that I would not listen.
This is not the first incident where this sales person has offended me.
A few months ago my roommate and I were in the store shopping, when we were done, he and I approached the counter and this woman proceeded to inform us that “one of those women who thinks she’s a bloke” has just been in the store. The entire time she was ringing me up she continued make fun of the woman who had just left, referring to her as an “it” and a “dyke” she also began making fun of a man she called a “fag.”
I am a lesbian and my roommate is gay and we stood there absolutely aghast to this woman’s brash insensitivity and obliviousness to our discomfort and the offense that we took to her comments.
I shop in your stores constantly, I have never had an experience like this one. All of the sales people recognize me as I am in the store so often. As I was leaving, a younger girl (who is an absolute sweetheart) told me to have a great day and that she hoped to see me again soon.
My response to her was, “I highly doubt it.”
I would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you who has pledged and supported my project. Thank you for helping break the half way mark. I gave this project 44 days go get funded there are now only 18 days left and it is only at the 53% mark. I have to admit I am nervous that I might not meet my funding goal and therefore will be unable to complete my project.
I need your help spreading the word to your contacts. You believe in my project, please help me make others believe too.
As I am no longer attending The Art Institute, I no longer have access to the university studio, as you can see, from my earlier update about how your pledges will be spent, I need help funding the studio equipment to complete the project. I have multiple couples lined up of all GLBTQA flavors (yes that includes a wonderful straight ally couple as well) just waiting for the funding to go through.
Tru Ultra lounge will be showcasing my work, I have a few other galleries, both local and not, who I am working out the details with, I will let you know their names once everything is finalized.
Thank you again for all your love and support. You all make my heart soar with gratitude.
Want to impress that special someone? What better way to do it than by cooking them a romantic dinner? Here is a fool proof way to do it. Ok, lets start off with the salad.Buy a bag of mixed greens from the produce section. In a shallow and wide dish, create a bed of greens. Drizzle with a balsamic vinaigrette. Toss on some cherry tomatoes or black olives if you like. I’m going to give you a few options for dessert.Dried fruit dipped in Chocolate.Start with a bag of chocolate chips. Lay down some parchment paper. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds at medium power. Stir. Microwave for 20 seconds on medium power. Stir. Repeat this process until the chocolate is smooth. Dip the dried fruit into the chocolate, gently shake off the excess and lay the fruit down on the parchment. Let harden but do not place in the refrigerator. Frozen fruit slush.Mix 2 cups of frozen fruit, 1 cup of yogurt, 1 cup of milk, and 2 tbsp of powdered sugar in a blender. Mix until smooth. Serve in a wide mouth champagne glass and top with fresh fruit. Keep chilled until ready to serve.Berries and cream.Place a can of table cream in the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours. In a wide mouth cup, place a 1 inch layer of berries. Whip the can of table cream and 2 tbsp of sugar together. Place a dollop of the cream over the berries. Add another layer of berries and another dollop of cream. Add as many layers needed to fill the glass. Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top. Enjoy! *You can also alternate a layer of pound cake cubes or granola for a different taste.* Now what romantic dinner would not be complete without wine? I recommend Polka Dot’s Riesling. It’s a sweet wine and the only white wine recommended for both fish and desserts! And it’s under $10 a bottle.Here are a few things to keep in mind:-Keep it light. If you plan on seducing that special someone, you don’t want to do it on a full and heavy stomach. -Women love chocolate. It makes us happy!
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I’m so tired of some people thinking that just because I’m a big girl that it automatically negates my sexiness. Bitch please. I actually had someone say that she doesn’t understand why girls like me because I’m fat.
#1 Fuck you.
#2 Body type is a preference just like anything else. Some girls like big girls with round asses and serious tata’s (like me). Some girls like chicks that weigh 90lbs and have no tata’s, and that’s fine too. Some girls have preference on skin color or eye color or hair color or height, it’s all a preference.
#3 Confidence is sexy. I have no delusions, I know I’m thick. But I know that I’m hot and I own my curves and I rock them and that just makes me hotter. Confidence is so sexy! Thick and curvy girls out there, love yourselves and the girls (or boys/bois/whatev) will love you too.
#4 Dress sexy! Put on something sexy and flattering that accentuates your best curves. Corsets are so sexy on curvy girls, and don’t be afraid to show a little skin. I hate seeing girls hiding their bodies under tent like clothing because they aren’t proud of their bodies (just don’t try to dress like you weigh 90 lbs… that’s a bit much).
And for those butches out there who like curvy girls, I am currently taking applications, just sayin.
This is what happens when you go out shooting with your BFF, her wedding dress, wings, masks, a body bag… and no plan.
There is less than 2 weeks left to get my Breaking Down Homo-phobia Through Photography project funded in order to make it a reality. Help bring this campaign of acceptance to life by donating $5 (or more) and you will receive a signed piece of artwork from the collection (a photo of your choosing).
As a photographer, I pride myself on making people think when they look at my images. I am a GLBTA activist and want to break down stereotypes and judgments by showing the world how beautiful the love of LGBTQ couples can be, I want to show the strength and courage that it takes to transition and I want to show how sexy blurring the lines of the gender binary can be.
25% of proceeds from the collections will be donated to local non-profit organizations.
Help me spread the word by sharing this project with your friends and network.
Thank you so much for your support,
Kickstarter.com is a wonderful and useful tool for creative persons to help fund and promote their projects. However, I’m not feeling the love for GLBT projects. I was only able to find 14 projects listed under “gay” or “lesbian” and not one project comes up under “Transgender” or any variation thereof.
Kickstarter.com has this nifty little feature called the “Discover” button which allows you to search for projects that you could potentially be interested in funding by staff recommendation or by popularity. My project has yet to be listed under “Recommended by Staff.” Under the popularity option, if you narrow down your search to only photographic projects, my project WAS the second most popular for its first week. It has fallen to number 9. The projects who’s popularity exceed mine, include portraits of South Africans with their bicycles, abstract close up photos, and photos of Irish confections. I feel that maybe people are hesitant to back a project that could be considered controversial due to its “queerness.” I need help from each and every one of you, to show the world that a GLBT project can truly gain wide spread support.
What you need::
-4 squares of parchment paper (12-18 inches in length)
-2 cod filets, skin removed
-4 red potatoes, sliced about ¼ inch thick
-2 scallions, trimmed and cut in to 1 inch pieces
-8 green beans, cleaned
-½ table spoon extra virgin olive oil
-a pinch of the following seasonings: pepper, salt, parsley, basil
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place 2 of the parchment sheets, side by side, on a baking sheet. Place ½ of the potatoes in the center of each sheet.
Rinse the cod filets and pat them dry with paper towel.
Place the filets on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with the seasonings. Add the scallions and green beans. Drizzle with the oil.
Place the other parchment sheet over the fish and fold the edges over several times to create a sealed pouch.
Bake for 25 minutes. If the edges start to unfold, place a lemon wedge on the seam to keep it flat while baking.
For presentation, place the parchment pouches on a plate. Cut a line 1 inch from the corner of the pouch, across the center. Cut another line so that the lines form an x. Peel back the flaps. Read more:
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