Occupation: Freelance Journalist and Blogger
Bio: Amy Marguerite Stretten is a bilingual (Spanish/English) independent multimedia journalist, blogger, model, and podcast host based in Los Angeles. She is Native American from the Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia and is a mixed-race, queer-identifying femme. She draws from her personal experience, navigating the world through a multicultural lens, to share stories that matter but may otherwise be misunderstood or overlooked.
On the phrase "plus size": "Some people think that plus size is a dirty word. I think it's an empowering word and one that creates community. Lots of folks are able to use that as a hashtag on Instagram, for example, and find their other curvy sisters. Once I was able to admit to myself that I'm curvy and never going to be the stick-thin woman I always thought I wanted to be, that's when I became confident in my own skin. I have thick thighs and strong arms and I just think that's great!"
What having a #perfectfigure means to Amy: "A perfect figure to me has nothing to do with one's body type. Being a perfect figure means loving yourself just as you are, seeing yourself as 'perfect' despite what 'flaws' one may have according to society. Being a perfect figure in this campaign means sharing your self-love with the world, inspiring others to love themselves unconditionally, too."