For those who have been called slim shady and 1GB

phiemyndz

phiemyndzDressing up has not been easy for me; not because I lack fashion sense, but because of my body type. I know this because I am able to point out when someone is sharply dressed.

I am a 5.6 with hips size 36. Being an African woman, the society expects that I should be curvier than this. I walk around and people call me names like: slim shady, model and 1GB, all in the name of my size. I have gotten used to this because I can’t fight back, not while my body remains this way. There are times I go shopping and get teases like: ‘you should be shopping in the children’s section’. Yeah! People can be mean at times.

Over time, I have discovered that when it comes to dressing, slim people have an advantage to some extent. Most of my friends have an average body

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