(July 7, 2015) — A photographer is getting a lot of attention after a photo she snapped in a dressing room went viral.
Rachel Taylor says she was shopping at Old Navy when she overheard a hurtful conversation about plus-size clothing.
“I was shopping in Old Navy, standing in between a teenage girl and her mom. The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it to her mom and said, ‘Look! Me and So-and-so can fit in this tank top!’ Her mom laughed and said, ‘Yeah, you could! That thing is huge!” Taylor posted on Facebook.
Taylor says she was hurt by the comments and began to cry. She says she sat in the car and cried for a long time before eventually going back inside to shop.
In the end, she decided to try on the tank top in question.
“I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce in it! Be kind. Think about others before you speak. And if someone hurts you, you have to move on.”
Taylor posted her selfie to Old Navy’s Facebook page. It has been liked over 86,000 times and shared 2,400 times.
Old Navy responded to the post, saying, “Rachel, you are amazing. We want to celebrate your fierce style by sending you a gift card.”