Continued from here. Journals Of Ettorah; A Plus Size Chick – Who Am I?
This episode is dedicated to explaining my thought process and how I was able to piece the stories together each week and why I picked those themes. Undoubtedly, this season has been a rollercoaster; having to discover concepts and ideologies I’d want the world to associate me with, believe me it was no easy task.
As much as possible, I would like for those just joining the ‘Journals of Ettorah’ (J.O.E) train, to take time off to go back to the beginning and enjoy my thought process and how that progression has led up to this season finale.
A description of self is never truly easy as reflection takes place and impairs your ability to prioritize what defines you and what doesn’t. – Ettorah(2019)
The world we live in is ruled by concepts; ideologies that fuel our instinctive responses to events happening to us, not just as individuals but as a group of people seeking a direction of self.
I hope I haven’t confused you?
Okay, let’s move along.
In developing J.O.E, I wanted to identify with the most uncomfortable concepts to discuss or admit and I’m glad a good number of people (females especially) could relate.
Now I wasn’t discussing these perspectives from the point of “refusing to be mainstream”, instead it was a way to remind plus size women that their struggles are valid and nothing they are going through is peculiar to just one person.
We’re together sis, it’s all love here!
From sex to feminism to career to finances to fashion choices to body insecurities and above all identifying with your voice, this season has made sure to touch all those aspects. I’m of the opinion that to continuously discover yourself, you have to endlessly metamorphose as you’re exposed to new ideas, environment and theories of life.
I’ve gotten some questions about if I planned each episode to sync with the other.
Not quite. Each week, I basically wrote from a point of – what life changing story could I impact and at the same time entertain my audience with.
Were the stories real?
Yes, they were my very personal real life experiences. Of course, I changed names where necessary and left out certain locations for the sake of anonymity.
Would there be more seasons?
Hmm yes, definitely!
There’s still so much to talk about and I’m looking forward to what events will unfold.
Thank you for following J.O.E through this season. See you on the other side!
“If my words don’t provoke, inspire or satisfy…
Why then do I write?” – Ettorah
My name is Ettorah, a plus size chick living in Lagos, trying to get a 9-5 while pushing my side hustles; a perfume store, freelance content developer gigs, a lifestyle blog and anything legit I think will make me ego (cash). Welcome to my journals of surviving and thriving in Lasgidi.
Instagram – @ettorah