The xoJane article has taken off and gotten global media attention by being featured on such sites as yahoo.com, msn.com, thehuffingtonpost.com and many more. It even made it to the not so quality rich Sun in the UK in which for some reason I was the feature photo at the top of the article. My guess is for shock value. Whatever, I look fabulous and happy and lets be honest, I don't care what strangers think about me.
The reaction from the public has gotten some positive feedback but as always there is the negative backlash of people who take it upon themselves to belittle, hate, threaten and mock people who are different or who do things they don't like or understand. Thankfully there is a strong FA (fat acceptance) community, with allies and our families who are supportive. I can't think of a better way to start the summer of 2012. The year of the fatkini. I hope what Gabi did changes how so many girls feel about themselves and that they learn your body size doesn't dictate your fashion, style or wardrobe.