Overcoming Self Body Shaming as a Fat Girl in Hollywood

By: Rosey Blair

I want to spread the news. I have been an actor for almost ten years. I lived in Los Angeles from 2011-2015. Not long – but i was able to accumulate both an agent and a manager during this time as well as make a viral video, graduate from multiple prestigious training centers and create a 24 episode web series for a company.

They built me a set and gave me a crew as well as full creative control. I was a size 14 at this time. And I was told repeatedly that if I wanted work as an actor – I would have to create it for myself.

I felt very poorly about myself and did dumb but normal Hollywood things to lose weight. I ended up moving back to Texas because I was mentally ill AF. I just began living and putting my mental health (which had deteriorated greatly in pursuit of this career) first for the last three years.

I am presently now a size 22/24 and still auditioning . In the last six months I have auditioned for more roles for fat women than I have in my entire career. And you know what? They’re good.

Overcoming Self Body Shaming as a Fat Girl in Hollywood

My biggest excitement? Is that there will be an amazing crop of shows in the next few months portraying fat women in diverse, powerful roles as they have never been showcased before.A gun-runner who enters a beauty competition. She is described as “fat and sexy” in the opening character description.An EMT who parties as hard as she works to save lives.

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Overcoming Self Body Shaming as a Fat Girl in Hollywood

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