Take Up Space Unisex T- 05

Three years ago, after a life-long struggle with body image, an unsuccessful attempt at an online nutrition-coaching service, and a pointed realization about how I wanted to live my life as a strength athlete, I decided to get a tattoo on my quad.

It was three simple words in Times New Roman font: TAKE UP SPACE.

That tattoo has become something of a mantra for me, and a hashtag, as mantras are wont to be in the digital age. But it’s also become a phrase I consistently return to in moments of vulnerability. Feeling like you don’t belong? Elbows out like you own the place. TAKE UP SPACE. Impostor syndrome? Bitch, you earned that degree. TAKE UP SPACE. Feeling like your body is too much? Too bad for them, TAKE UP SPACE.

It’s become liberating to repeat that mantra, and both humbling and gratifying to hear others repeat it.

- Heather MacDonald

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

Size guide

Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30