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February 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Refinery29 is changing the status quo in the Fashion Industry with the 67 Percent Project by breaking the plus-size woman out of the niche and into the mainstream. During the launch week, 67% of the m0dels used on their site, newsletter and social media channels where plus-size. To make this happen, they have joined forces with brands like […]

When times are trying, sometimes it’s hard to stay afloat mentally. Especially, given the state of the world that currently surrounds us, it seems near to impossible to keep ourselves from thinking negatively. How am I to empower myself in world that has a difficult time swallowing fierce women? This is where these fierce female […]

January 15, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Written by Morgan Ruth McTiernan 2016 witnessed the dawning of a new era of beauty where the shift behind it is acceptance. That is, accepting everyone has differing perceptions of beauty. Movements and projects helmed by body positivity activists and both curve and straight sized models are calling for change. This is happening all over the […]

Start the new year with a female friendly Instagram feed. Support your local girl gang, find a community and surround yourself with the girl bosses, feminist, creative and lady loving women who are breaking the status quo by making all of us feel beautiful, powerful, sexy and in control.  Update and curate that IG feed and add these. Here […]

January 7, 2017 at 8:10 AM

What size are you? The most common question asked when trying on clothing. For some not always easy to answer when they are not comfortable with their size.  Gen -Z kids are changing that, and seem to be embrace inclusiveness, diversity and gender neutrality. A newcomer to the fashion scene Lovesick, is always making it ok […]

Long gone are the days when women try to hide their curves and starve themselves to get rid of what they were naturally blessed with.  When Ashley Graham graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as the first ‘plus-size’ model it was evident that times have changed.  Additionally with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Demi […]

Usually, high fashion magazines put the same old, same old on the covers. Even if the actress hasn’t been in a movie in ages, or doesn’t seem to particularly have anything interesting going on, if she’s mainstream approved, she gets a cover. So how refreshing is it to see Tracey Africa, fashion’s first African-American transgender […]

Remember when we praised H&M for having Ashley Graham in their Studio Collection ads and not making a big deal out of it? While the clothing wasn’t sold in stores, it was still a big step for a curve woman to the face of a non-curvy fashion line. Unfortunately today ABC has reported that H&M […]

According to the London Evening Standard, models are fed up with London Fashion Week’s body standards. Seven models including Gabi Fresh, Iskra Lawrence and TK, stood outside the main fashion week venue in protest for more models of different shapes, sizes and colors to be included in its upcoming runway show. The message the models […]

As we know, a lot of times celebrities tend to not show us really what happens behind closed doors with their bodies. And while we can speculate what non invasive tummy tucks are that Kim Kardashian has received, and the extensive dieting that stars like Blake Lively have gone through after having a baby, it’s […]

The Huffington Post deleted a blog post from a contributor that wrote a piece shaming young female college students for not wearing enough clothing at football games. In the piece she says, “An Alabama student myself not 20 years ago, I remember what fun it was to dress up for football games. My friends and […]

A fourth-grade Atlanta teacher named Patrice Brown has gone viral over the weekend because in the photo Brown is seen wearing a bodycon dress while in her classroom. It’s surprising how people, especially woman so quickly judge another woman to tell her what she should or should not be wearing, and what’s appropriate for her […]

Ever go into a store and realize that all the mannequins are pretty much sample sized? For a lot of people this doesn’t seem to be something that needs to be changed sooner than later because they are just mannequins, and there’s so many issues in fashion and the curve community that need attention. However, […]

September 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM

NYFW is basically a lot of commotion, for reasons that I will never fully understand. But one thing that’s happened so far that brightened my day? Seeing 19 year old Reshma Qureshi walk for Indian designer Archana Kochhar. She told People, “I feel really good about walking in fashion week because I feel I’m not just doing […]

Tim Gunn, respected fashion critic and frequent Project Runway co-host, wrote a piece in the Washington Post today that was so honest and true about designers lack of inclusivity, that I couldn’t believe it. This is a big deal for so many reasons, but for starters because the only way that things are going to change […]

Now that I’ve been in fashion for a couple of years now, I know there are some things that I just need to be patient for because fashion is a stubborn industry that thrives on its traditions. And one of those traditions happens to be exclusivity, and not promoting diversity. So, I’ve taught myself how […]

September 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM

“Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me” -Quincy Jones. I love this quote; it’s a quote I wished I had heard in my teens. Your worth and validity as a person has absolutely nothing to do with someone else’s opinion of you. When we overcome our anxieties and self-doubts, the […]

September 6, 2016 at 1:25 PM

We see it everywhere. “Drop three dress sizes with this new program!” “Lose ten pounds in two weeks with this easy workout!” “Flatten your abs!” “Lift your booty!” The list goes on. Magazines, advertisements, and the media in general are pushing us to think solely about image when thinking about health and fitness. Exercise is […]

September 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM

If we are totally honest, being body positive isn’t always easy. It can be exhausting, frustrating, and disheartening when the world criticizes you, or you wind up criticizing yourself. So, we took the opportunity to round up some of our favorite body positive quotes. They aren’t ours, but they are super important. Put them on […]

In a recent interview with People, You’re The Worst’s, Kether Donohue talked about being body shamed as an actress over time. After her stint in the Pitch Perfect movies, she said, “I’ve been body shamed in real life and on social media. Someone once wrote on one of the show’s message boards, ‘Kether has gained 10-15 pounds since Pitch […]

If you’re a millennial who is into food, you have probably heard of Spoon University. What’s super exciting, is that they released an email ad that is totally celebrating women of all shapes and sizes. Vegan foodie, Allie Fenwick, wrote the article, and we’re obsessed. First of all, shout out to you Allie. Not just […]

September 1, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Well here’s some depressing news for you–in a study conducted on 361 children by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, researchers found that children as young as the age of three have body image issues. And by the time the children were four years old, they knew how to go on a diet. […]

Today, Instagram announced that it was releasing a zoom feature, allowing users to zoom in on photos. And while this is a cool feature that they probably should have had a long time ago, I was genuinely astonished at how many of my friends were in a panic over the zoom feature. And if you […]

will be the first person to say I LOVE the Bridget Jones films. How could you not? The main character, played by Renee Zellweger, is relatable and lovable. Like many women, and unlike many leading ladies in film, she is not a sample size and is not perfectly made up at all times. In fact, […]

August 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM

One of our favorite IGers put up a post that every one of us needs to read. There’s a diet that you should be on, and it’s totally organic. Seriously, having some feels this morning. What sort of people do you follow on your media accounts? Are the bodies sustainable of attainable? Do they make […]

August 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM

There is a major double standard in Hollywood when it comes to aging celebrities. Male actors not only land roles, but leading roles, in films at any and every age. Female actors, on the other hand, rarely land lead roles in feature films over the age of forty. If they do, aging is part of […]

August 31, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Beauty is the passion to which we dedicate our energy everyday to making our life happen. As a woman, living in today’s society seems to be a game show where you need to favor one over the other – only one box contains the jackpot. As if a woman, once she embraces her gender has […]

While the body standards here in the U.S. are crazy and extremely limiting to women, I often find that reading the stories of other women overseas makes me feel even more grateful because of the pressure that women have to deal with because of their misogynistic culture. Model Vivian Geeyang Kim is someone who continuously […]

In a recent article in Newsweek, mother Rasika Boice opened up about the struggles of finding a size for her young daughter, only to see the words ‘Plus’ and ‘Slim’ in the girls categories on Old Navy’s website. She went on to say, “I couldn’t believe it. The risk of these labels to damage a young person’s […]

Lucky for us, there have been a few non-retouched advertisements and editorials in the past year to remind people, but especially women that your body can be glorified and beautiful enough to be on a billboard just as it is, without re-touching or faking abs or an arm, or smudging in a thigh gap. And […]

With each day, it seems like there is a new body image trend to find on the internet in support women’s bodies. And while it can be a good thing, it can further separate women into more categories than we already are, and encourage one thing while downing another. We’ve seen it with the mermaid thighs trend, […]

I’m not really understanding what is going on at these mass retailers like ASOS and Boohoo–they know curvy women shop there frequently, and often depend on the retailers to get cute, trendy clothing at affordable pricing. And because of that, they also know that curve women are going to notice if they are selling the […]

The bedrock of fashion is trends, from the flappers of the Twenties, to the mod darlings of the Sixties, bell-bottom disco divas of the Seventies and the list goes on and on. These trends were played out in clothes, hairstyles, make-up and yes, body types. As a result of social and economic changes, different body […]

I got engaged a couple months ago, so I can personally attest to the fact that once you start planning a wedding every single experience makes you feel a certain way about yourself- especially your body. Even though I’m in fashion, I still have no idea what I see myself wearing, and when I went […]

Nothing better than a comeback story like Emma Winslade. In an interview with Mirror UK, Winslade shared her story of triumph despite body issues and shaming over the years. The 26-year-old model’s story is not for the lighthearted: she was constantly put down as a child, endured degrading comments about her weight, and was even called […]

August 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM

In her new collection of essays, Schumer gives readers an inside look to what her road to fame has been. And while we’ve been able to witness brands pony her out as ‘the curve face’ and one of the few women in Hollywood who isn’t on a crazy crash diet to try to fit into […]