With everyone’s attention on the 2012 Olympic games in London, one Olympian that’s commanding the attention of plus size women everywhere is weightlifter Sarah Robles. Standing at 5 ft. 10 in. and weighing a healthy 275 pounds, Sarah is on a mission to change the way plus sized women and girls view themselves.
Last month, Santa Cruz, Calif.-based fashion designer Jill Alexander, who specializes in clothing for curvy women, heard about Robles’ plight. The two women recently met up and Alexander gave the Olympic-bound athlete a collection of dresses, skirts and tops to take with her to London for interviews and press events.
Photography Credit: Michelle Alexandra Photography