Fashionable clothing should not be a reward reserved for those who are thin, but that is how our society sees it. This assumption promotes fat-hate and body-shame and ties our weight to our right to be seen. No, I may not die if I can’t buy fashionable clothes, but right now, even when I try to buy something as necessary as underwear, I’m reminded that my body size is not welcome. And you know what? I’d like to be able to express myself with my fashion, at prices I can afford, without being made to feel like shit for it. A lot of fat people would like to be able to do the same. It makes me feel good about my body to wear clothing that I like. And if those who say they believe in body positivity can help make this happen simply by making different purchase choices for a while — why is it too much to ask?