Some people call me Sarah, some call me DoubleXL and others Balanço. I have a lot of alias because I do a lot of different things. DoubleXlL is more used by my peers in the Montreal’s underground dancing community and I have been using this nickname for the longest time. Love it, since it represents me in so many ways because everything I do I make sure to do it big. Balanço is the nickname who was given to me in Brazil by my capoeira “Mestre” and I use it when I play capoeira and Sarah is my birth name which a I use in my tax report…hehehe!!
With me, what you see is what you get because I just don’t know how to do any different. I’m a student who works to pay my bill and who blogs to make things change in my city. I mainly write on my blog the same that I talk and it’s done on purpose to set my vibe. I’m the type of person who always liked to push myself; I love to dare and to do unconventional stuff. I believe that honesty; confidence and self-acceptance are undeniably linked with beauty. Fashion, make up and styling are tools that I use to show to the outside world how I feel in the inside. Being beautiful for me is a talent that you can learn to master with time or with a good bank account therefore everybody has the potential to be beautiful.
About QSF movement:
The Queen Sized Flava started as a movement in Montreal to promote plus size fashion and to bring it to the attention of Quebec’s fashion industry in order to make it more accessible. One year, I noticing that the problem is deeper then just availability which is why the QSF movement if also extremely focused on self-esteem empowerment. With your help, ladies, I am planning to show that in Quebec, there is a lot of work to be done in order to satisfy us since what is currently offered to us is either very expensive or simply not up to our expectations.
It only takes a walk on Ste-Catherine Street to realize that plus size fashion in Quebec is still weak if we compare it to the United States and the United Kingdom. Consequently, it becomes our duty as dissatisfy consumers to make things change.
I encourage you to use this blog as a direct tool of communications with the industry so they could read your comments on what you think about the Queen Sized Flava movement. Please feel free to write me about your frustrations towards the fashion world in general, your traumatic in-stores experiences or simply what are your main concerned when it comes to feeling beautiful and confident.
So join the movement because those who stand for nothing fall for everything