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"There's a very limited representation of bodies when it comes to media in general, especially when it comes to women" she says.
"We know that women in particular are really frustrated at how dating apps are set up to be incredibly focused on appearance.
We have this really narrow definition about who is valuable, and that rarely includes women at all, let alone women of color and women who are plus."When plus-size women are represented, they're not the main characters.
Instead they're the funny friend, or the helper, and they rarely find themselves in the center of romantic plot points.
"These cultural ideas filter into our day-to-day interactions," Escobar says.
Of course, these ideas play out in the workplace, on school campuses, and, in some cases, even in the medical industry.