But each time, I felt like I lost a role model. Someone who was unapologetically out there plus-sized and loving themselves in the skin they are in. People who were paving a path for an inclusive vision of all bodies being beautiful not just perfect size 8s or otherwise. Over the years, our culture has embraced more plus-size individuals as seen in improving fashion, more visibility in popular culture, less overt fat-phobia out there in the public eye. However, each time a plus-size goddess became a fit for a standard sizes store, it made me feel the pressure. To fit in. To fit somehow. To make people more comfortable with who I am and my place in this world.