Fashion Industry

This Woman Risked Death to Go Topless

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

A 19-year-old woman, named Amina Tyler, who lives in Tunisia, was threatened with stoning after she exposed her breasts in a photo she posted online, scribbling the words -- "my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone's honour" -- on her torso in Arabic.

One Mother's (Exhaustive) Search for Gender-Neutral Clothes

Jane Tolmie | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada Living
Jane Tolmie

In days of shopping I was unable to find attractive colourful unisex clothing for my son in main street/mainstream stores. So may I say three words to the fashion industry: Get over it. It is soul-crushing and mindless to force children to differentiate their sexed bodies in such limited and limiting ways.

The Demystification of Glamour: How Working in Fashion Made Me Love My Body

Gail McInnes | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada
Gail McInnes

Who would have thought being surrounded by hundreds of beautifully, purportedly perfect human specimens would have made me love my body? My image-obsessed 17-year-old self would never have thought so.