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What does it take to keep regular bodies on Paris runways? - LA Times

“All I knew was that I wanted to be able to walk into a clothing store in Paris and feel like I was seen with the body size I have,” Zhurkin said. “Not only was I not seen, it was quite the opposite.”

How Coco Chanel Helped Me Stay True to My Plus Size Self in Paris - The Curvy Fashionista

When I first arrived in Paris as an expat in 2014, I was immediately caught up in the whirlwind of trying to assimilate into the quintessentially Parisian way of life.

Nashville Native Publishes Book Inspired By Her Experiences Living Abroad

But I’ve found no matter where you go in the world, people are inherently good, and life is meant to be real, happy, and joyful. I love deeply which means I also feel deeply the hard parts of life. It’s who I am, and I’m okay with it.

Three Quotes From Coco Chanel and Paulo Coelho That Make Great Body Positivity Mantras - Hasty Book List

These words reminded me, over and over, that there is an elegance and power that comes from embracing oneself, a radiance that outshines any physical beauty.

Plus Size in Paris - Dublin Book Launch

I’m grateful to all who came out and made it special. A huge thank you to Rosalins in Ranelagh. What lovely hosts! And the very thoughtful Ruth for the discussion!

Plus Size in Paris - Seoul Launch Event

My first book launch event in Seoul  for Plus-size in Paris was magical!