Jessica Torres is not someone who wants to shy away or hide anymore.
“I feel like being a plus-size woman existing in fashion, and doing what I do, is like a huge middle finger to society and their beliefs of what women should look like,” Torres told In The Know.
Torres is a style blogger and body-positive advocate. Her mission is to empower women and abolish absurd beauty standards. She has more than 114,000 followers on Instagram, 46,000 subscribers on YouTube and co-hosts the Fat Girls Club podcast. Her blog is filled with fashion and beauty advice.
But the path to achieving this success within the fashion realm did not always seem possible for Torres. Her formative years were filled with fat-shaming comments that made her want to shrink away from any kind of attention.
“Everyone would always comment on my body,” Torres said. “Being fat was like,