I'm a little frustrated with the hate towards Faith 21. Here the thing, there is no monolithic fat woman. There is no: fat women wear this, and, a fat woman would never buy that. Forever 21 offers cheap, trendy, disposable clothing and that has been available for straight-sized teens for ages. Faith 21 is just opening that up to plus-sized girls as well. Different people have different styles and like to shop at different places. This fact doesn't just disappear when the individual is over a size 14. Whether you like, or would buy, anything from Faith 21 isn't the point. The point is that they are continuing to extend their sizes and make their clothing accessible to a larger geographic area. That's a good thing, especially since not many other retailers are doing that right now.
Just so you don't thing I'm all grouch - and because I wanted to share - here's a picture of me and Mia.