Here is why Torrid’s rebranding has put them on my shitlist.
This, right here, is the reason I’m looking for new employment. Because the things my store manager has told me are being backed up by corporate. Because I’ve been told shorts I was wearing to work shouldn’t be sold in all the sizes Torrid sells and I couldn’t wear them any more. Because I’ve been told that fat visibility is offensive to plus size women and gives them a bad name. Granted, these are things my store manager has told me, and they are her personal opinions. But I know she would be backed up by corporate if I said anything. I’m tired of being told what I should look like, especially by a company where I once felt comfortable being myself. As my other manager and I were saying yesterday, Torrid’s shrunk the size of the mannequins from a 16 to a 12. I have yet to meet a person from corporate who was actually plus size, and I think that’s the problem. I don’t feel like Torrid and I are on the same level anymore.
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I’m definitely going to go spend the $60 I was planning on dropping on the one dress I really liked on Torrid’s website somewhere else. Somewhere more friendly to actual fat people, with actual fat models and actual fat mannequins. Fuck their bullshit.
Welp, good thing I haven’t touched their shit in years.
Earlier tonight I posted the above picture to Twitter, with the comment “Yeah that’s right, I’m gonna roast some goddamned Brussels sprouts.”
This is remarkable to people who know me well, because I am a pretty picky eater, especially when it comes to vegetables. A friend of mine from college recommended the book Suffering Succotash several times, and I finally read it recently. It’s interesting, and funny, and at the end there are a few recipes designed to help picky eaters try new things. This was one of them.
So, here is the recipe! Again, credit to the author, Stephanie Lucianovic (@grubreport on Twitter), and to TC Duong, who she credits with this recipe in the book.
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed of blemished outer leaves and halved
Preheat oven to 425F.
In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper together. Add the Brussels sprouts to the marinade, toss to coat with the marinade, and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Spread the Brussels sprouts evenly out on a roasting pan and roast for 15-20 minutes or until the sprouts are tender and caramelized
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