Yesterday, We The Unicorns, an online YouTube guide, reported that the YouTuber known as “Fat Girl Flow” (or FGF) was getting criticism for calling out other plus-size vloggers. She posted a video entitled “Dear Body Positive YouTubers: That’s Not Body Positivity.” In the video she said, “There’s a big difference between liking plus-size clothing and […]
We at the Riot totally love Misty Copeland. She’s beautiful, breaking down diversity barriers left and right, and is an all around pretty fabulous person. We are just really hoping that the choice of words on her book don’t necessarily match the ones on the pages. Misty posted this on Facebook this morning, and we […]
Fall is near, and it seems everyone excited about the change of season. Halloween is coming, pumpkin everything is coming, and “sweater season” is coming. Every summer we hear jokes about longing for the autumn/winter “sweater season,” as if it is the long-awaited antithesis to the dreaded “bikini season.” But why can’t we embrace fashion, […]
Yesterday People reported on Mo’Nique flaunting her reported weight loss in her Instagram posts showing her dance workouts. It seems she is one of many celebrities who have constantly either being criticized for weight gain or praised for weight loss, back and forth, over the years. Oprah, Kirstie Alley, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson have […]
You probably remember the singer JoJo for her hit song Leave (Get Out), which was released in 2004. She’s now 25, but what you may not know about her is that when she was in her late teenage years, she worked with a company who wanted her to lose weight. As a result, she saw […]
I recently saw a magazine cover advertising an interview about Oprah Winfrey’s “diet secrets.” My immediate reaction was frustration. If I were #blessed with the opportunity to interview Oprah, one of the most powerful and intelligent women in the world, the last thing I would ask her about would be her weight or her diet. […]
We’ve been there done that with a woman publicly sharing her eating habits and jean size on social media.