We're tired of seeing plus size women underrepresented by the fashion industry. We're tired of having to call plus size women 'plus size' at all. And we want to hear your opinions on it too...
Hands up if you’re a size 16 plus.
Hands up if you feel like your body type is under represented.
Hands up if you love your figure, rolls and wrinkles and curves and dimples and stretchmarks and all.
But hands up (again) if sometimes – sometimes – you feel like other people don’t feel the same way.
Hands up if you have opinions – big, loud, shouty opinions – about what needs to change, and what needs to stay the same.
Hands up if you’d like a platform to share those opinions. If you’d like hundreds of thousands of women around the world to read them. And if you’d like to be paid for doing so.
And now put your hands back down onto your keyboard, and get typing. Because we’re launching a brand new, never-been-done-before competition to find Marie Claire UK’s new plus size columnist – as judged by model Tess Holliday. And we’d love you to enter.
Taking part is easy – you just need to write a 500 – 650 word column on a subject of your choice, email it over to us, and cross your fingers. You can be funny or serious, angry or chilled, happy or sad – we really don’t mind. You don’t need any writing experience. We just want to hear about what’s important to you. Oh, and entrants must be size 16+, and based in the UK.
If you win, your column will be published in the magazine, and we’ll want you to commit to writing at least five more for us over the next six months. You’ll be paid the same standard rate as all of our freelance writers, get to participate in our social media channels and create some amazing video footage – and there’ll probably be a photoshoot or two in there as well. Meanwhile, the four finalists will have their pieces published online too.
To enter, just email your finished column to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 14th, with ‘Marie Claire Curve’ as the subject title along with details including your full name, age, dress size and location. Then just sit back and wait for Tess to make her decision.