There's an app that'll help you find places where you can actually take up space as a larger person #Life#apps#disability#plus size March 25 2019 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Take Up Space Sticker from Girl and Cat Studio You know what's rad? Stores, restaurants, bars, theme parks, and other public spaces which are accessible for everyone — even those of us who take up space or call ourselves fat or otherwise like to not be squeezed into spaces which are only meant for a fraction of the population. Related Post Get your daily self love by following these body positive Instagram accounts We've been having some discussions about body positivity lately that made me remember that not everyone is entrenched in body positive role models on social... Read more I stumbled upon an app called AllGo that is sort of like a Yelp but for rating accessibility for fat/plus size (you pick your terms!) people. If you are one of these people, these things will sound familiar: tables that aren't bolted down so you can move them, chairs without arms so you're not squished, wider aisles, space to move… you get the idea. If you're a person of size (again, self-identify in the way you prefer!), it can be a minefield when you don't know if you'll be super uncomfortable during your time in public or not even able to get into a space at all. Just try to see if rides at theme parks will accommodate — it's a huge gamble. Seeing reviews of a public place ahead of time can save a ton of unfair embarrassment and awkwardness. It should also give an incentive to restaurants when accommodating more bodies can mean more business and happier patrons. The peace of mind in knowing what you'll be encountering when you head out into the open (and sometimes tiny) world cannot be understated. Sometimes these more accessible places are more accessible in general to disabled consumers as well. So that's a bonus when you're trying to vote with your money and support progressive and mindful businesses in your area. If you want to snag the app, it's called AllGo (as in, Can We All Go) on the app store of your choice (Apple or Google Play). 4 hacks for floor-baring plus-size closet organization For most of my life, I envied my friends' neat, tidy closets. I kept wondering why, no matter what I did, my closets always seemed to be absolute black holes.… Read More “It must be twins!” Having a positive plus size pregnancy I’ve heard of horrible things my non-plus size girlfriends have gone through while pregnant. And while I’m aware that every pregnant lady gets unwanted comments thrown their way, it seems… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS When kids are not our "mini me": accepting your children as they are NEXT Move over "spinster": this old term for an unmarried woman is bad-ass Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Thanks for this! My husband is 6'8" and 350+ lbs. While I'll have to look closely to see if the height issues are covered, the weight ones alone will be helpful. The length of this legs alone means we need tables that move, even if he were a more average weight. Reply Yep, tall folks need to know, too! Great point. It’s just nice to be able to find places that are accessible for anyone. Reply That's what I was thinking! I'm average size (well, relative to my height) but 6'4" and often have problems fitting into things that aren't adjustable. Something like this could be very helpful for those of us who are ultra tall and don't fit into the world in general. Reply Interesting concept! I don't currently have loved ones in need of it (we're all within the societally-prescribed 'normal' range, both weight and height) but I can see how it could be very useful. Since I'm likely to end up needing mobility assistance due to early-onset arthritis, and therefore being specifically in need of moveable chairs so I can fit my wheelchair in, or at least ones with good-for-me support (armrests, backs, narrow enough to fit my petite ass) to transfer to, I will be watching this one with great fascination. (I might be able to contribute, actually. My loved ones and I are all socially-appropriately-sized now, but some of us didn't used to be. In particular, I know how the local theme park rides fit people of larger size because I know when my dad started being able to come on coasters with me.) Reply It's useful in that way. If you'll be going to lunch with a friend who needs extra space, you can sneak a peek at the reviews to help them avoid any awkwardness. Win-win. Reply oh. my. god. I have never heard about this app and I think it is WONDERFUL. my dad is always struggling with such situations, and now, uh, maybe it can help him to find places where he can enjoy his order 1001%. thank you for sharing!! good luck with your blog!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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