Editor’s Note: We love receiving submissions from our readers. This submission is from a long time friend and diva in training. Raquel recently participated in an anti-bullying photo shoot and she wanted to share her thoughts of the plus size community with our readers.
Hello it’s me Raquel. I was on one of your covers the May/Mommy issue with my mom, Olgaplusmodel. I have that image printed in my room above my bed and it is my favorite picture in the whole world.
I am bigger now, I am 8 going on 9 years old or like mom likes to say, going on 15 years old.
I do not want to be a model, although everyone tells me I am photogenic, I want to be a role model instead like my mom.
There is so much of that bully stuff going around, in school, in my block, etc. I am very tall for my age and also curvy..I am proud of me. I am tall for my daddy and curvy for my mommy. My two favorite people in the world. My brothers love me, and I have great friends. I don’t care if some kids won’t speak to me. I am stronger than that. I do have friends that worry about that too much and they are sad all the time. I tell them to be happy and always try their best.
I enjoy reading DVD yeah I know I am only 8 but I am an old soul and I love the fashion stuff and I enjoy dressing my mom up too. She is my big plus size Spanish barbie doll.
I enjoy playing football with my brothers and my favorite show is the walking dead. I love zombies..pink is my favorite color and I want to be a vet when I grow up. That is why I own two cats, two dogs and a sweet ferret baby i named Marselin, the dancing queen.
I am not big like my mom but I think she and her modeling pals are beautiful. I am proud of her and the plus size community. You are all leading by example and have given a path for us little girls to follow. Thank you so much DVD..I want you guys to be around forever!