One of the joys of the sewing community is that when your privilege shows, people will tell you. And kindly and lovingly, that’s what people did for me yesterday!
So, a clarification on my rant yesterday about how including front, back and side photos is so important in pattern reviews on Instagram and blogs:
- If you are able! If disability or mobility affects you or your photographer, taking any photos at all is an accomplishment.
- If you are comfortable! My small fat privilege and general body-comfort didn’t prepare me for how upset or vulnerable posting pictures can make many people feel. You pointed this out in the blog comments and on Instagram. In particular, the larger fat community reminded me how viscerally people can react to their fat bodies. I never meant to imply that a duty to the community to show all angles should come before your own happiness and boundaries.
- If you want to! Sometimes I’m SUCH A TEACHER! I have a tendency to write as commands when what I meant to do is open conversation. If you don’t want to post all angles for pattern reviews, by all means, don’t.
Now, I have to get ready for my work-from-home day, so I’ll leave it there. It is honestly a privilege to learn from you all, and I thank you for everyone who cheered me on yesterday or gave me a chance to learn!