What is the #AllSizeInspiration Project ?
After the harsh realization that inspirational/motivational quotes images never represented plus-size people, the creator of the project decided to create her own motivational/inspiration material so plus-size people can feel represented, inspired and motivated by people that looks like them.
Who is behind this project ?
This project was created in August 2016 by Edith Bernier, the blogger behind “The PS Backpacker” and author of “The Ultimate Guide to Plus-Size Backpacking”. She is also the organizer of the “Introduction to Plus-Size Hiking” event and was a guest speaker at the 2016 Montreal Plus Fashion Week.
What will the finished product be like?
The target is to realize a series of artistic, inspiring/motivational images representing plus-size people; inspirational/motivational quotes could be associated/added to these images. These images are meant as a way to empower and encourage plus-size people – particularly plus-size women – to develop and maintain a happy and fulfilled life, through a better-balanced spirit, the practice of various sports/disciplines, increase and strengthen their social bonds and improve the perception they have of their body and their value as individuals in a society that has very little tolerance towards overweight people.
How can I participate?
If you are a plus-size person (size 14+) over the age of 18 years old, there will be a photo shoot organized on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Full details concerning the time & location available on the Facebook Event Page.
IMPORTANT: In order to participate, it is mandatory to agree to the conditions in the waiver available below (coming soon); you must also bring a filled and signed copy of this document at the photo shoot.
**WAIVER FORM COMING SOON**
I live too far / I can’t make it to the photoshoot!
The photos are just one part of this the #AllSizeInspiration Project. We also need help spreading the word to gather as many models as possible, but also to share the images (once they will be ready) and show the world that motivation and inspiration shouldn’t be defined by a person’s body size.
Will I be paid if I participate?
The #AllSizeInspiration Project is made possible by the generosity of volunteer organizers and photographers. There is no compensation associated to taking part to this project as a model or as a contributor. However, the organizers will make sure that participants will have access to the finished products so they can share how they contributed to this project. If appropriate, participants could be named or tagged (ex. in social medias or the websites associated with the project) for thanking, identification and/or participation purposes.