Embrace the Curvy Body & Add the Extra X

In the age of body inclusivity and self-love, why are we still facing a size inclusion issue?! It is not rocket science, and I’m sure I’m not the only mom who has had to embrace extra pounds since giving birth!

There are so many reasons these days to have a little extra meat on our bones, and for some reason, even though designers have seemingly embraced a curvier body, many stores still aren’t carrying the size.

It is so frustrating to get excited about a shirt or pair pants only to find they only go up to large or x- large. The question is why?! I do not want to order my clothes online all the time. If a buyer can get an x-large they should be able to xx-large in the store, too! That sign “extended sizes available online” is maddening! It says you’re included, but not really!

My advice: add the extra X, people! Just because some people don’t value a curvier girl doesn’t mean I’m not valuable. When I shop in a store or a boutique, and I’ve done my research that you include larger sizes, please do that and include them. Furthermore, let’s stop the madness of only carrying larger sizes in certain stores! I don’t want to be on a scavenger hunt. If you have the sizes available, make them available at all of your locations. Add the extra x, and let’s keep moving forward. Thanks, management.

Strong willed and determined since a little girl, this mom of three, wife, worship leader, writer, and career woman, believes dreams come true if you do the work. Nikyla hails from St. Louis, Mo, the “show me” state. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Southern University. She is a certified teacher and currently teaches at Louisiana Connections Academy. Her time out of the office is filled with family, friends and faith. She adores her three children Kyre, K’mya, and Kris and has been married to her childhood sweet heart Remiah Trask for fourteen years. Nikyla is currently a worship leader at Anchor Chapel in Baton Rouge. She has always been passionate about the things she sets her mind to. Her story of victory over severe anxiety disorder, after her third child, is truly one you must hear to believe. It will transform the way you view people with mental illness and even the way you view yourself. She is the founder of the mental health campaign entitled Be Brave. Writing has become a form of therapy for her, and the stories she shares are always honest, heartfelt, and transparent. Read more of Nikyla’s Brave Blogs here.


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