Thanks to everyone/anyone who messaged me to give me feedback on my 'Toyota' blog post. I really appreciate it.
This will be my last musings on the topic of body size etc. I wrote the original piece because of something that I had read. 'Size-ism' isn't something that I think about on a regular basis. I'm more focused on trying to be the best friend/employee/colleague/sister/daughter/escort that I can be, while having as much fun as possible. If someone makes the choice to write something unnecessarily negative (or just unnecessary) about another person's appearance, then there's really not anything that the subject can do except paint on a smile and move on. I guess the lesson here is just to be mindful of what you write. Life is too short for unnecessary negativity.
In the escort industry, your appearance is most often the factor that determines your worth. Not your worth as a person, but your worth as a tangible dollars-per-hour figure. Which is why I wanted (but completely forgot) to point out in the original post that I don't charge brand-new Yaris rates. In keeping with the 'Toyota' theme, I'm probably charging three-year-old Camry rates. A brand-new Yaris will cost you a lot more. (Incidentally, Chris the photographer actually told me that my rates are too low. And he's photographed a lot of escorts).
On that note..
Yesterday I had the great privilege of being photographed by the very talented Chris at www.sydneyglamourphotography.com.au. Below is a shot that he took on his phone at the very end of the shoot. This shot is completely unretouched. If you look very closely (please don't) you can make out the small vertical scar a few inches above my bottom. That scar is where the surgeon made an incision to remove part of a broken disc after my ski accident, the one that led to me gaining a great deal of weight. There are also moles scattered across my back- the remnants of an awesome childhood spent in sunny Queensland.
Anyway, I've been studying this image to try and work out whether I would consider this person to be BBW if it was a photo of someone else. I still haven't come up with the answer. Granted, it may not be the body of a Yaris, but it's definitely not the body of a LandCruiser either....