I wanted to know what New Yorkers thought about the fashion industry labelling me as a “plus-size” model. It’s been the topic of much conversation in 2015 from social media movements like #DropThePlus, Modcloth dropping the label, and bloggers such as Tanesha Awasthi saying “One day I hope the blogging community at large will recognize fashion bloggers as bloggers and not lump us into size categories.” So I hit the streets to see what people thought. Watch below.
Verdict: No one on the street thought I should be called ”plus-size,” and neither do I. I am a model, equal to any other model in the industry, why should it matter that I have 44inch hips? By labelling me, you have automatically labelled 67% of the America who wear a size 14 or above.
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Photo by Anthony Velez, No Future Photography