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There Was a Plus-Size Pool Party in LA This Weekend & It Was ~Magical~

When influencer, model and body-positivity activist Essie Golden organizes a pool party, you know that it’s going to be epic. This weekend, the Custom Hotel hosted the self-love event of the summer, where partygoers caught a dip in the pool, complete with cocktails, selfies, snacks and more.

The Golden Confidence Pool Party is a blatant finger flip to societal expectations as it builds a community of like-minded women with bold personalities where size is irrelevant. For Golden, the concept behind the event was to have women “find their confidence here, if that’s what it takes to take that somewhere else and realize it really doesn’t matter what you look like.”

An emboldening message for women who want nothing more than to cover up their bodies, Golden aims to have an international party next year and spread the love. We can’t wait to see what next year’s pool party will look like!


Amy is a senior at York University, studying Marketing at the Schulich School of Business. A marketing intern for a beauty startup, her interests lie in entrepreneurship, fashion, beauty, marketing and journalism. She has a penchant for pastel jackets, brunch and browsing Instagram. In her spare time, you can find her working on her own startup ideas, trying new eateries with her boyfriend or writing. You can follow her on Twitter @byamylai.