I made a post on Twitter and Tumblr recently, saying how much I wish fat models didn't have to wear makeup and do up their appearance to earn the bare minimum of respect. If we wear our hair in a messy bun, no makeup, we're seen as lazy etc etc. 300+ people have agreed so far and it's heartbreaking. Even those that said they can get by without it (and generally have full eyelashes, nice brows, clear skin, etc), have agreed that it's hard on other fat models.
I'd be able to get on cam/film daily if I didn't have to spend 1-3 hours on my makeup & hair. I just don't have the energy (yay chronic illnesses) to do all that and then spend the other 3 hours I have left home alone, trying to film.
I wish to HELL I could pull off a no makeup look but if I don't at least have eyebrows, winged liner, mascara, eyeshadow on, I look dead. I have sensitive skin so redness/uneven tone doesn't help, but I can't wear many face products because my face loves to sweat and produce so much oil I'm constantly scared the US is gonna invade NZ just to mine my face. Parts of my face also refuse to accept foundation/concealer and just look terrible.
Maybe I should not say this but you make a living doing this? Or at least something that helps? I think if you can do this in any manner someone finds you beautiful. I don't want to sound to sappy but beauty isn't only skin deep. Maybe money clouds that concept a little bit. I'm not sure if that helps or even makes sense but no person should feel like a job is their only asset. Although I have had those thoughts sometimes too.