My name is Julia and I am 17 years old. I have been plus sized since I was 13 and had to start shopping in the woman's department. When I was younger I always wore either sweatpants or dresses made for a woman triple my age. I never really knew any different until I entered highschool. There I had people who told me that how I dressed was not normal for someone my age and told me that I aged myself by at-least ten years. Looking in the mirror I realized for the first time that they were right. Asking my mother (also plus sized) why the cloths that fit me were not what others my age wore, she looked as if her heart would break. That afternoon she took me to two plus sized clothing stores. One only had things for a woman from about forty and up. The other was more in my age range, but with the prices they were charging I understood why I couldnt look like all of my friends. At first I was sad, but then I became angry. Why should young women have to wear clothing that is overpriced and lacking in good cuts and cloth choice? Why should we have to look older and dated when we live in times when fashion seems so important? We shouldn't. And while I am glad that some stores do carry cloths that meet our needs fashion wise, when it comes to budgets they are almost out of the question. I have to choose now between getting the things I have always wanted versus the cloths I need to be presentable. In the united states alone roughly half of the female population is plus sized, and we are left with wal-mart or the pricey plus size stores. It shouldn't be this way. Right now when everything around us is changing, why shouldn't this injustice? I am one teen, one young woman out of millions. And if we don't change the way the fashion world sees us, as the freaks, then who will? Who will show everyone that we are beautiful and deserve to be treated as such?