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Sunday, May 19, 2013

TO: MIKE JEFFRIES, C/O ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH


May 19, 2013

Mike Jeffries

c/o Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Campus
6301 Fitch Path
New Albany, Ohio 43054


Hey Mike,
I know you've been flooded with mail regarding your comments on sizeism, but I wanted to take a second to write you about a project I've been working on.
As a preface: Your opinion isn't shocking; millions share the same sentiment. You've used your wealth and public platform to echo what many already say. However, it’s important you know that regardless of the numbers on your tax forms, your comments don't stop anyone from being who they are; the world is progressing in inclusive ways whether you deem it cool or not. The only thing you've done through your comments (about thin being beautiful and only offering XL and XXL in your stores for men) is reinforce the unoriginal concept that fat women are social failures, valueless, and undesirable. Your apology doesn't change this.
Well, actually, that's not all you have done. You have also created an incredible opportunity for social change.
Never in our culture do we see sexy photo shoots that pair short, fat, unconventional models with not short, not fat, professional models. To put it in your words: "unpopular kids" with "cool kids". It's socially acceptable for same to be paired with same, but never are contrasting bodies positively mixed in the world of advertisement. The juxtaposition of uncommonly paired bodies is visually jarring, and, even though I wish it didn’t, it causes viewers to feel uncomfortable. This is largely attributed to companies like yours that perpetuate the thought that fat women are not beautiful. This is inaccurate, but if someone were to look through your infamous catalog, they wouldn't believe me.
I've enclosed some images for your consideration. Please let me know what you think.
A note: I didn't take these pictures to show that the male model found me attractive, or that the photographer found me photogenic, or to prove that you're an ostentatious dick. Rather, I was inspired by the opportunity to show that I am secure in my skin and to flaunt this by using the controversial platform that you created. I challenge the separation of attractive and fat, and I assert that they are compatible regardless of what you believe. Not only do I know that I'm sexy, but I also have the confidence to pose nude in ways you don’t dare. You are more than welcome to prove me wrong by posing shirtless with a hot fat chick; it would thrill me to see such a shoot.
I'm sure you didn't intend for this to be the outcome, but in many ways you're kind of brilliant. Not only are you a marketing genius (brand exclusivity really is a profitable move) but you also accidentally created an opportunity to challenge our current social construct. My hope is that the combination of these contrasting bodies will someday be as ubiquitous as the socially accepted ideal.
Ever so sincerely, 
Jes
P.S. If you would like to offer me a "substantial amount" to stop wearing your brand so my association won't "cause significant damage to your image", don't hesitate to email me. I respect you as a business man, and my agent and I would be happy to contribute in furthering your established success.
P.P.S. You should know your Large t-shirt comfortably fits a size 22. You might want to work on that.










Photography: Liora K Photography//Model: John C. Shay Facebook/Twitter

898 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant. I've never quite noticed the "like with like" thing before, but now that you mentioned it, it is pretty prevalent. Stupidly so. I love the idea of more, I dunno, inclusive campaigning. A lot.

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  2. Baaaahaahahahahaha!! Amazing.

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  3. Jes - you are my freakin' hero. I have so much love for this - it's unreal. PREACH, lady, preach! <3

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  4. You. Are. Amazing. Love this <3

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  5. this turned out AWESOME!!!!! get it, girl!

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  6. What fun...and the smolder you give to the camera in the second photo is smokin'. You made me laugh out loud happy with your response to the old fart! Well done.

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  7. Awesome letter and an amazing shoot!!

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  8. your posts are amazing this is brilliant

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  9. Oh how I love you. You are amazing and beautiful and ballsy and have I mentioned I might love you?


    www.curvesandacamera.com

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  10. Awesome love it big is beautiful

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  11. Thank you. Just thank you. From someone too bashful to do it herself.

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  12. Thank you. Just thank you. From someone too bashful to do this herself.

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  13. I. F**king. LOVE. You. This is the best response I've seen to that douchebag - you are my hero!!! (And can I just say how HOT you are??? :-)

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  14. Excellent pictures and letter! I have noticed that it's "like with like" unless it's a fat sloppy guy with a hot thin wife/girlfriend. Take "King of Queens" as an example. I am a chubby gal (confidently so) and my husband is hotter than hot - and loves my curves like crazy. Suck it, Jeffries. Oh, and your clothes kinda suck any way.

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  15. So ballsy and right on! Kudos to you. Work it! :)

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  16. Your work is filled with such intelligence and wit. Your platform of acceptance for all is so needed in today's world. You exude the courage it takes to step towards a better world, even through dark tunnels first. Thank you for that kind of leadership! Kim Peace

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  17. You make me cry tears of joy reading this!

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  18. This was fantastic! And being a big lady, I'm right there with you on so many levels. I also want to say that it is also forbidden in our culture to show same-same (fat-fat) pics (and to portray them as attractive and sexual) in the mainstream as well, and that I wouldn't want anyone to think that this project seeks some sort of unnecessary validation in the in the pairing of big woman with smaller man -- really, we're cool, either way, is what I'd like to say! I don't need a skinny man to find me attractive to love myself :)

    Because acceptance goes all the different ways :)

    Thank you again so much for your beauty and chutzpah and wit. Glad I found your blog!

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  19. You are a genius and I love it! Best rebuttal ever!

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  20. ♥ ya sweetie!

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  21. You are incredible! This letter is so well put and these pictures and you are gorgeous!

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  22. UH. MAZE.ING. Been waiting for this. So worth it.

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  23. This is fucking amazing Jes! I don't swear often,so when I do you know it deserved it! You continue to inspire me everyday.

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  24. Beautiful pics and a very eloquent letter. Love it.

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  25. Thank you for this! You are beautiful and inspiring. I work in retail and our target market is teens. We are encouraged to be trend setters and wear what we sell. I'm 31 and size 12. I alwwys feel a bit like people will laugh at me for wearing trendy things because of my age and size, but you've inspired me! I can find the proper fit no matter ehatbthe tag says and rock any style I like. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  26. Love what you're doing! Don't own a thing by A&F but think I'll scour the thrift stores for something that fits.

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  27. all the way YES!!!! Great post Jes and the photos are spectacular

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  28. Just When I think You are the most brilliant woman alive and I could not adore you more, you prove me wrong with this piece. Your writing is phenomenal, your point is so well made that I could not have asked for better. The pictures are hot and Last but not least YOU are the attractive one in the photos! Thank You for being you and sharing with us.

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  29. Ohhh my god. I love you. These are not only kick-ass message wise but also FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. I want to post these all over my walls - I would legitimately buy a print or two of this series if you guys were to start offering them for sale (I know that's not at all your intention, to make profit off them at ALL, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't still buy them. hehe)

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  30. All I wanna ask is.... Did you hit that shit after that photoshoot?!? I totally would have. ♥ your work lady xx

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  31. Where were you when I was a teenager?!? (Probably in kindergarten, but it's whatever...) :) Thanks for everything that you do here. You are fucking awesome and inspiring.

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  32. Intelligent,witty, clever, I love your work! Also the pics are gorgeous!

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  33. So well written and I love your ideas behind the photo shoot. The photos turned out freakin amazing too. I'd love to know his response to this and if he reads it!

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  34. Roooooaaaarrrrr and sexy beautiful hot you are F@#k em all

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  35. LOVE IT ~ LOVE IT ~ LOVE IT!!!

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  36. I think the penultimate photograph is the best, personally, you have a beautiful expression, and it also shows off the tattoo on your arm so well!
    Most importantly though, love the message your letter puts across, if you get a response then I hope you post it on the blog!

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  37. Rock on, gorgeous! This made my week!

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  38. Rock on, gorgeous! This photo shoot totally made my week.

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  39. Seriously love this !! you are a goddess. Well done you !

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  40. So love this, love the message, the images are gorgeous... Well Done You !!

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  41. I LOVE THIS!!!! You are amazing!!

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  42. This is so so great! You're such an inspiration for Jes, thank you :)

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  43. F#CK YEAH! Where do I read more from this awesome chick?

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  44. Fantastic response Jes! I love the pictures too - you look amazing, and it's such a great idea. Would love to see more of a range of body types interacting in all fashion editorials.

    xM

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  45. You are quite talented, Jes... and I have to say that I'm quite surprised that I've learned so much from another woman half my age! I love to be surprised, especially when it's in my favor! You are a beacon!

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  46. You totally made my day, this is the best answer EVER.

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  47. I love it! The photos are beautiful!
    Long live the unpopular kids Mr Jeffries, as haven't you seen what happened to the high school quarterback?

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  48. I love the way he had a big nose and got away with it

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  49. This was, I think, the best response I've seen to that guy. Thank you so much!!!!! You are so flipping gorgeous!!!!

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  50. I LOVE this. Absolutely love it. You are amazing. Thank you.

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  51. you are so bad ass....love it!

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  52. Fantastic blog. Gorgeous pictures. You two looked fabulous together. Way to go, you his this one out of the ballpark!

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  53. LOVE IT!!! You did a great job photos and all! Just so you know, I didn't not feel uncomfortable with these photos at all! It's funny cause there are ALOT of beautiful fat women and ALOT of men love them! Back in the day the skinny women were the undesirable. I, personally think EVERYONE is beautiful in their own way and I think everyone should see that! In short great job, love it!

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  54. LOVE IT! You did a great job! In the old days it was the skinny women who were the undesirable. I think ALL women are beautiful and we need to stop looking at the size of the women's figure, but the size of her heart! Especially love the last photo!

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  55. This made my whole day! You're fantastic!

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  56. You have made my day! This is fantastic!

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  57. *Sigh* These further fuel my massive Lady Crush on you. As someone who has battled personal body image for the majority of my life, your blog is inspiring. I visit whenever I need to feel empowered. Thank you for being you.
    <3

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  58. I first heard about this AF issue from the letter from a fat chick article. I'm so glad you've addressed it as well, and what a way to address it. Beauty has nothing to do with size, and these photos prove it. Images can make a greater statement than words, and you just showed that. x Tamara

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  59. Like you have not heard it above but you are a DAMN FINE WOMAN. I freaking love the letter, love the photographs, love your style, and LOVE your message.

    Every time I see you come across my feed, I am all "I want to be friends with this woman." You are amazeballs and seem to pop up with something awesome when I need to see it as well.

    Love from Kansas City,

    ~Morgaine Fey~

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  60. Absolutely inspiring. Never have I wished so hard to be in AZ so I can hang out with someone I've never met! Keep rocking and I'll keep reading.

    BTW, what does the tattoo on your hip say? It really caught my eye.

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  61. I bow to you. This is awesome!

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  62. I salute you!! my guys says he finds me attractive in everyway and I am a size 18 which sometimes gets 2 me with the way people make it seem wrong however you have made me think and realise that I shouldnt feel ashamed of my size!! U should be a role model for the younger generation!! love it!! xx

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  63. YOU ARE SO AWESOME.
    This post was linked to me by my blog readers on my blog's Facebook page when I posted the Kirstie Alley video and I was outraged at A&F:s sizeism and horrible "cool kids" concept. YOU GO GIRL. And the photos are beautiful.

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  64. YOU ARE SO AWESOME.
    This post was linked to me by my blog readers on my blog's Facebook page when I posted the Kirstie Alley video and I was outraged at A&F:s sizeism and horrible "cool kids" concept. YOU GO GIRL. And the photos are beautiful.

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  65. I love these photos - you're so hot! And I love your tattoos, they're so awesome. A fantastic answer to some clearly idiotic statements, if only all women felt as confident about themselves as you do - keep spreading the love, Jes! :D

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  66. How gorgeous! I love you, you're my hero. <3

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  67. Good for you.
    Great letter.
    Great photoshoot.
    I think you are gorgeous.
    That model is pretty ok too ; )

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  68. Incredible job.. much love and respect

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  69. Incredible... much love and respect!

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  70. I dieted all my life, so severely that I ruined my body's ability to maintain a healthy weight until I had weight loss surgery. I did the surgery for health, NOT to be thin. I am now smaller, but still curvy. I didn't ever hate myself, but many around me made me miserable because of my weight. My husband of 30 years always loved me just the way I was (and am now). You seem to have your head in the right place and many who support you in speaking out against entities like A & F. Now that I can wear their clothes, I never will because I don't support assholes. I have one curvy daughter and 2 nieces with anorexia, I know where I want my lovely, curvy, gorgeous, sexy, special daughter to be... happy and healthy! Good for you!

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  71. This is the most brilliant, sexy, beautiful letter I have read and the pictures, OMG... wow. You wow me. You make me feel a million things and want to share them with the world. THANK YOU!

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  72. You're a little bit too cool for Abercrombie and Fitch.

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  73. This is a fabulous post. Great words, amazing pictures, kick-ass sentiment. You are doing a great job helping to dispel the fat vs attractiveness bullshit that the media and society have shoved down our throats for so long!

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  74. That's so awesome!!!!! Our big women are finally stepping up and feeling comfortable in our skin. Hell Yeah let's get it BBWs!!!!

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  75. That's so awesome!!!!! Our big women are finally stepping up and feeling comfortable in our skin. Hell Yeah let's get it BBWs!!!!

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  76. You are one of my favourite heroes. For so many reasons. Never stop. Ever.

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  77. WOW! Jes, thank you so so much for this beautiful shoot. You look fantastic, and the guy is super cute! Reading your blog does great things for my self confidence, and I just want to say thanks.

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  78. You continue to blow my mind! Thank you so so much for this post! You look incredible! Your empowering statements help me to feel so much better in my journey to love myself and be comfy in my own skin. This one actually made me cry, it was so powerful. Thank you, for being who you are and sharing with us.

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  79. You. Are. Amazing. You have my respect for being so classy and eloquent in a situation that has angered many. I hope many more young girls aspire to be someone like you: smart, intelligent, confident and place self-worth on a higher level rather than the desire to fit into society's mold of perfection.

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  80. You are absolutely freakin awesome! Rock on gorgeous :)

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  81. I never comment but ... girl, you are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  82. I love this post. I would have liked to see more chemistry in some of these shots though. I'm in no way a photographer, but my visceral reaction to most of these was that you were taking these photos for the express purpose of giving a big F-U to A&F (which is fine, I would just have loved to see more chemistry, connection, emotion between you and the male model). Thank you for staying vigilant in promoting positive body image for all women!

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  83. Absolutely brilliant! I hadn't even thought of the like with like before, but it's so true.
    And it's an absolutely wonderful photo shoot! Great! :D

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  84. Absolutely brilliant! I hadn't even thought of the like with like before, but it's so true and defines things so wrongly on many levels.
    Wonderful photo shoot! Great! :)

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  85. I wish I had your confidence at any age, and/or shape. I have been many sizes and had almost zero confidence when I was thin, 51 and still working on it!.

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  86. AMAZING!!! You are awesome and inspiring.

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  87. OMG I lurve you!!! You nailed it on the head! I am a plus size but do NOT wear it as confidently as you do. You are stunningly beautiful, outside, and from what I can tell of your writing, inside more so!

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    all the best to you always!

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  88. OMG I lurve you!!! You hit the nail on the head.
    You are stunningly beautiful outside, and from what I can tell of your writing, more so on the inside!
    I am obese...but not once considered the angle you have illustrated in terms of the AF fiasco.
    I certainly don't wear my weight with the amazing confidence that you do. Good on ya! You are an inspiration to me!

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  89. I didn't find these visually jarring at all - just beautiful. Excellent photography with TWO gorgeous models.

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  90. You are an incredible young woman. Thank you for being so bold. I wish more young people were like you.

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  91. I thought I couldn't love you anymore but clearly I was wrong. This is amazing!

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  92. Wow, well done! What a fantastic letter! In response to his comments I created this...Support Bully Free Fashion tee! Http://www.teespring.com/bully-free People can make a difference and stand up against bad companies!

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  93. I love you, this makes me feel extremely positive about women today and how it is possible to love your body! Also, love the tattoos

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  94. Wow! This is so great. I've always wanted to do something like this. You are really an inspirtation <3

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  95. Way to go! Your awesome...tell them like it is! I'm proud to be curvy and proud of you for doing soo! btw...I loved your pictures!

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  96. Nicely done. Also, fuck that guy.

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    1. She explains in her letter why the guy isn't fat. Basically because society thinks only the same can be together, ie only fat people can be paired with fat people. She wanted to show otherwise, and since she is the female model the male would be a visual contrast to her body type.

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  98. OMG you are awesome thank you for this I myself am a big girl and wouldn't do this and I feel down cause I get judged alot thank you thank you. Thank you

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  99. I...can't say enough how wonderful this is. <3

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  100. great answer, and good to see the comments, too!

    magdi from budapest/hungary/europe

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  101. great! and good to see the comments, too!

    magdi from budapest/hungary/europe

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  102. Congratulations... you are my hero too. Really a fantastic action. As we would say here in São Paulo Brazil... "show de bola"!!!

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  103. You're my hero.

    Kate
    www.allthingskate.com

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  104. What a waste of time.
    Why don't you stop caring what people think or say about your body if you're so comfortable in it.
    And please stop spreading the idea that it's healthy to be unhealthy. sure you're beautiful in your own skin but that your own business. You doing all this jsut to prove the point that you are certainly sends the messages that your not at all comfy, for if you were..you wouldn't have taken such steps.
    There's a difference between battling offensive advertising that portrays women in untrue and biased ways and being a proponent of being unhealthy and lazy.
    The time spent on this obnoxious and self-glorifying shoot could have...

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    1. You don't get it at all! She is amazing and you are a shallow jerk. Just because we are big doesn't make us unhealthy or lazy. I work a job that has me running all day long and my coworkers who are slim get worn out much faster than I do. What you stated in the above comment is a total load of B.S. and you should be ashamed of yourself. She is beautiful and has proven it perfectly. It's people like you who make us feel we have to prove worthy when we are beautiful as is and there is nothing wrong with us. SHAME ON YOU FOR BEING A SHALLOW JERK!

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  105. Coming from a model's perspective who is still in the industry, I could not love this more! It's time the industry moves from unrealistic perspectives to focusing on true women.

    Ashton Lee Parks
    donotdiewondering.blogspot.com

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  106. Love love love ya Jess! You're such an inspiration.

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  107. Love it! Well done! Beautiful pictures, beautiful you! And how I love the fact that the t-shirt fits you so nicely... :)

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  108. Love it! Well done! Beautiful pictures and beautiful you!
    Oh, and I just love the fact that the t-shirt fits you so nicely !!!!

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  109. Bold & Beautiful at least being fat does not mean you can't have a life or make a point

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  110. LOVE! This is basically the best thing I've ever seen!

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  111. You are gorgeous! Thank you for doing this!

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  112. You are my new hero. You take the best pictures. You make that Fitch shirt your Bitch shirt. And most importantly, where oh where did you find that yummy treat there with you in those shots?

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  113. There's a difference between having curves and being morbidly obese. I would say your health and appearance doesn't affect me (I don't go up to obese people and mock them) but it puts a strain on the healthcare system.

    Most of my immediate family is obese/overweight and I know I don't have a great metabolism which is why I go to the gym and watch what I eat. There are days where I really want that slice of pizza before bed or don't want to get up at 6am to hit the gym before work but that's what happens when society becomes more sedentary.

    My brother on the other hand cost the taxpayers $16k because he wanted to take the easy way out and get a stomach band. It wasn't genetic, he just wanted to get McDonalds for dinner and eat a pint of ice cream while watching TV when he got home from work.

    And the Abercrombie wasn't smart when he said what he said from a business standpoint. Why go out of a way to attack a group when it doesn't help your business? But you don't even have a fat guy model with you. And I'm really trying my best to not attack you personally but 90%+ of honest men would not find you attractive. Rolls, stretch marks and cellulite are not attractive. Same thing goes for men.

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  114. Well done, you beat me to it. Love it, Jo x

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  115. Mike Jeffries WHO!? Pffffft! He's nobody.


    Rock it, mami. Thank you.

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  116. You go girl! You are rocking those photos. Well done.

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  117. I lost respect for you when you didn't use a fat male model.

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  118. Love your blog, ditch the Fitch! You, and no one with a brain, needs a brand to define them.

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  119. Ditch the Fitch, you clearly don't need a Brand to define who you are, and you are great!

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  120. This is amazing! Thank you for this! And thank you for showing yourself with someone not your size to make a comment on how society sees mixed size couples. As the bigger half of one of those couples, I've gotten shock or disbelief that someone my boyfriends size would date me, so I know first hand how the world still sees different types of bodies together.

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  121. This is utterly amazing and perfect. I want to be your best friend.

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  122. Fucking amazing. Brilliant photographs too.

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  123. I bow down to your voluptuous awesomeness....and just plain witty genius. Thank you for this.

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  125. Carole Cazzer EvansMay 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    How sassy are those pics!! They are very attractive because they represent normality to me. They are natural and truly beautiful. Bravo! xxxx

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  126. I'm so in love with you right now!

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  127. I am so in love with you right now!!

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  128. Carole Cazzer EvansMay 20, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Super sassy! Natural and beautiful. Definitely more in tune with reality x

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  129. You're amazing and beautiful.

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  130. just found you girl. Way to go! We cheer you from brazil...
    got new reader... \o/
    best

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  131. way to go, girl! we cheer you from brazil!
    got a new reader.
    tks

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  132. Thank you. Brought a smile to my face. And sense when were pompous little shits like Mike Jeffries ever "cool" and sense when did they even know what "cool" is? Someone should tell this yuppie corporate poser that if you worry about "cool" you just ain't cool.

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  133. Thank you. This should reach every adolescent in every school. Adolescence and coming to terms with their bodies is hard enough without brain dead corporate yuppy comments from a tool like Mike Jeffries. What would he know about "cool" anyway? It's common knowledge that if you worry about "cool" you just ain't "cool". You won't find me in Abercrombie and Fitch...but I wouldn't mind visiting your bakery. Cheers.

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  134. The guy should also be fat. Why is he not fat? Don't you think fat guys can be attractive, too?

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  135. I bet your mom is awfully proud of you...if not, she should be. Go on with your bad self girl!!!

    Respectfully,
    A Mom whose daughter will wear A&F over her dead body

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  136. AMAZING. Thank you for doing this, you truly are a brilliant and inspiring woman

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  137. Thank you! This is amazing, and you truly are a brilliant and inspiring woman!

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  138. P.S...PULEEZE tell me that is your boyfriend! The smouldering looks you give one another...OMG I hope you guys nailed it after the shoot...not sure how either of you could resist!!!

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  139. I.Love.This. I just tweeted it. It ROCKS. You rock. That is all.

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  140. I'm pretty certain Jeffries is not a marketing genius. I mean, who would get caught in A & F clothing? Wearing it would imply that you're a selfish, shallow, insensitive person! I hope they crash and burn. Their time is over. It is your time now.

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  141. i'm just going to say: THIS IS ART

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  142. These photos are awesome and wow sexy.

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  143. I support you one Hundred and fifty percent. Way to go Jess. And you are beautiful he is just an ass. Your photos are awesome and I hope that they will change some thinking as well. I will be sure to share this on my Facebook page. Keep it up and Rock on!!!!

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  144. I have so much respect for you. I think what you have done is awesome and I stand behind you 150%. You are an amazing and beautiful woman. Keep it up and Rock on!!!!!!!!!1

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  145. This made my day!!! And I LOVE YOUR tat's!

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  146. WOW!! You're pretty damn amazing. WELL DONE!

    A new reader (who's thrilled to have found you!!).

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  147. Oh yah - love the salute to A & E in the last gorgeous pic!

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  148. Amazing :) I hope he responds. I'd love to hear what he has to say lol These pictures are awesome!!

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  149. You go girl...you are hot!! ;)

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  150. You go - PS larges tend to fit us tall fat women too, not that I'd wear their clothes, its not my style. But yes, fat can be beautiful, and I didn't find your images jarring - maybe at my age I've gotten secure in my skin too.

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  151. go eat some lettuce

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  152. Why if your so pro fat do you have a thin good looking guy as your model, where is the fat guy to be your model in the pictures

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  153. Brilliant letter! Every bit as cutting and clever as Chris Kluwe's letter to Emmett C. Burns, Jr. I love it when arrogant assholes are put in their place by words so well arranged on a page.

    And the photos? You are the embodiment of not just attractive and fat - BEAUTIFUL and fat. Gorgeous!

    Best,
    Ruby

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  154. OMG, YOU ARE SO HOT, HOT, HOT AND GO DO YOU GIRL!!!

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  155. This is awesome!!!

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  156. Jes you are a genius, a beautiful brave genius. Its 4th wave business right here and well behaved women seldom make history! Continue fughting the good fight, u have inspired so many, lots of love nat xox

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  157. jes you are a genius, a beautiful brave genius! This is 4th wave business right here and well mannered women seldom make history. you have inspired many, so thank you, keep fighting the good fight, your not alone. lots of love nat xox

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  158. That. Is. Awesome! Beauty at it's finest.
    -Reese

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  159. I love this and you like whoa.

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  160. Thank u thank u:) . Thanks for speaking up for plus size women.
    Lisa:)

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  161. Yep you're my new favorite person. Buzzfeed brought me here but I am loving your whole site!

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  162. Beautiful, eloquent, social commentary. How amazing would it be if this was the starting point for a new revolution that challenges the beauty status quo.

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  163. Thank you so much! The video of the guy giving thrifted A&F clothes to homeless people really pissed me off. I felt like he was making them the butt of the joke.
    I told a friend it would be so much better if fat chicks *chose* to wear the thrifted items and was going to go out looking. You beat me to it and did it better than I ever could have.
    You so rock. Please keep it up.

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  164. You had me until you flipped the bird. Unnecessary. You point was better served without ending it on a low. You are beautiful and smart, let that shine!

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  165. Darlin...you are gorgeous, inside and out! As a plus-size woman myself, I commend you for having the courage to do this! You are amazing. Keep doin what you're doin! ;)

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  166. These are really cute and tasteful. I wish I had your confidence. Thanks for standing up for a lot of other girls.

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