There are people who think I should only post photos of small-busted women. There are people who think I should only post photos of full-busted women. There are people who think I should only post photos of women with tattoos or plus sized women or older women or women who aren’t photoshopped, etc. etc. etc.
Usually, it’s couched in language like, “Where are the real women?” or “I never see women who look like me.” followed by a link to one post (out of thousands) on one social media platform (out of a half dozen).
As a muscular, scarred-up, afro’d, black woman who never sees anyone who looks like her in any mainstream media anywhere (unless it’s a photo of myself that I posted myself), I want to know that I understand your frustration. Truly. Underrepresentation sucks.
But before you send me an angry message complaining that I never post about full busted women or I never post about plus size women or I never post about small busted women, I really need you to search the platform you’re on. Because while I fully acknowledge that making TLA’s blog and social platforms more diverse is an on-going project (and one I am fully committed to), it really bothers me when people assume I have a personal vendetta against whatever group they’re a part of because I didn’t post the particular photo they wanted to see on the particular day they stopped by.
In other words, to expect every single photo or article that any blogger posts to represent you or be applicable to you is an unreasonable expectation.
I am not a full bust blogger. I am not a plus size blogger. I am not a small bust blogger. I am a lingerie blogger. And I post photos of the lingerie that inspires me (which just so happens to include a LOT of different things) at any given time on any given day.
If you don’t see what you were looking for at that particular time on that particular day, come back tomorrow or the day after that or the day after that. Because chances are, we’re getting to it.