Little Lotta was a nickname given to me when I was a little girl by an older cousin.
About Little Lotta…
Little Lotta Plump was a fictional character published by Harvey Comics, the same publishers of the famous Richie Rich comics. In fact, Little Lotta appeared in many Richie Rich adventures.
Lotta Plump, has an obsession with (drum roll…) food! Her insatiable appetite (being her defining characteristic) however, doesn’t make her on obese slob, but rather, the more Lotta eats, the stronger she becomes, giving rise to superhuman strength. Lotta is depicted as friendly, kind-hearted and readily uses her tremendous strength to do good.
Lotta has a boyfriend, Gerald, who is the complete opposite (physically). Gerald is a tiny, shy, nerdy-type of guy. Together with Lotta, the twosome go on many adventures.
About Lauren as Little Lotta…
I can’t tell you how much I hated that nickname (little Lotta) when I was growing up (mind you I didn’t care much for the person who gave it to me either).
Obviously my cousin was referencing my weight when he gave me the name (because everyone knows that all fat people spend their days stuffing their faces with copious amounts food right?!?!) For years that name gave rise to many negative emotions, especially when I knew I’d be seeing said cousin.
It wasn’t until recently that I actually learned more about Little Lotta’s character. Like the fact that she was friendly and kind-hearted. Or the fact that she used her strength to good in her community. The fact that she didn’t care how silly she and Gerald looked together. Or that people thought he was diminutive and weak. Lotta didn’t let her bullies get the better of her. No, she did what she deemed good regardless of anyone’s opinion.
So to you, my ‘dear’ cousin, thank you for the nickname. I own it now.
I am indeed friendly and kind-hearted. I am now using my strength to uplift and inspire many women, especially in the Plus Size community. I don’t care that my husband weighs half of what I do, and I certainly don’t care if people think we look odd together. I will no longer allow bullies, like yourself, to diminish me for looking different. I AM DIFFERENT DAMNIT! I will continue doing what I deem good – regardless of anyone’s opinion (even Nicole Arbour’s) AND I’ll do in style!
Me and my Gerald…
Cardigan – PEP Stores
Top – Truworths
Ripped Jeans, earrings, necklace & bag – Mr P
Shoes – Makro_SA
Sunnies – China Town
Lips – LA Girls Matte gloss in Tulle
Hair – you know my signature bun by now!
Here’s a Fun Fashion Fact:
Napoleon wasn’t just about war. He contributed to fashion in many ways too. The reason we have buttons on the sleeves of our jackets is because Napoleon got tired of his soldiers wiping their noses on their sleeves.
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Stay Cute xxx