Blogger MAUI BIGELOW is the author/owner of blog, PHAT GIRL FRESH, and recently organized a photo shoot (photo above) that started out as a concept project to show size diversity to everyday women in a swimsuit guide for inexpensive swimwear!!!
BUTT; the image was changed into a meme, where it was cropped to show the larger women, with the words “LOVE & IHOP” (photo below) placed above the image as a caption.
Something that was supposed to be positive and empowering turned out to be used as a joke, at the expense of the women in the image.
Maui addresses the critics and naysayers with a heartfelt and genuine open letter that is featured in the October 2014 issue of PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE.
You can read the OPEN LETTER in its entirety at PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE.