A woman is speaking out about insensitivity to body images after hearing some offensive comments while shopping in a Louisiana Old Navy.
Rachel Taylor posted a message a picture on Old Navy’s official Facebook page on Friday.
First, she thanks the clothing retailer for “having adorable clothes for all shapes and sizes.”
In the picture attached to the message, she is wearing a tank top decorated in an American flag design.
She goes on to say that she will explain the story behind the tank top she is donning, and why she will be wearing it on the Fourth of July.
Taylor wrote, “Today I was shopping in Old Navy in Bossier City, standing 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 then wrote that she couldn’t help but to start crying. She says she doesn’t know what happened to the girl and her mom, but her husband walked her out to their car where she took a moment to compose herself.
She says she went back in the store to finish shopping – and even bought the tank top that the girl and her mother were talking about!
Taylor finished her post with an empowering message: “Be kind. Think about others before you speak. And if someone hurts you, you have to move on. She was right about one thing though; she's not half the woman I am!”