If you found this page, it’s likely that you are a bigger person, or love someone that is a bigger person. You probably know the struggles (and sometimes, oftentimes, humiliation) of finding a car that fits a bigger body.
Last year, I decided to create a resource to help make exactly this problem, a little easier. As an automotive educator, journalist, and plus-size influencer, I’m uniquely qualified to create this resource, that I am calling, for lack of a better word, a database. I know the pain, joy, and struggles of a fat person and a proven record of showing up for my community.
When I started doing research last year, I created a survey asking actually fat people over the size of 24 “women” (or 46 “men”) what their favorite car is, how they carry their weight, pant size, etc. While this information was incredibly helpful in understanding the scope of the problem, it asked open-ended questions that couldn’t be turned into the useable data I needed for the actual resource. It did, however, allow me the framework needed to build this survey. I believe in this too much have not given up.
With guidance from an expert in building surveys, and many many many hours dedicated to this project, I’ve created a new, data-driven survey to study this. This will be used to create a resource for larger bodied people, and provide data for media organizations looking to create such resource, and use data from actual larger-bodied people when discussing our needs.
If you are a larger bodied person, over the size of 24 “women” or 46 “men” please take the time to fill out the survey below. Please share this widely with your network, the more people who fill this out, the more comprehensive the data will be.
If the below-embedded survey doesn’t work, you can access it directly using this link.