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"Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life."
Hello, fashion world? We aren't all sample sizes!
Hot stuff, coming through!
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"Sexy is not a size, sexy is not a skin colour and sexy is not a hair type."
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Chrissy Metz gets real about being a plus-size actress.
I've been modelling a little over a decade now and working in Education. I've constantly felt the need to investigate Body Image because I know how much it affects young men and women and I also know...
These brands are more inclusive in their size ranges.
Proving women of any size can be high-fashion models, too.
Body positive campaigns are essential for progression within the fashion community and media. Why? Because they remind us to love our bodies. They remind us the "perfect body" is a hoax. Having been exposed to the harsh realities of the media and modelling from a young age, I think it is imperative to influence teenagers/women/men to love their bodies as they are without changing them.
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Sarah De Melo is the only Canadian to be walking in Full Figured Fashion Week.
"Our idea of what is curvy is, like, so bizarre."
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I am learning to love myself, but sometimes it's not enough. All the love I can give myself can't cancel out the hate that people have for fat bodies. If we want to be real about changing the way that beauty is portrayed and what bodies are considered good, then everyone has to do the heavy lifting to normalize marginalized bodies together.
"Embracing all of our bumps and curves is a beautiful thing."
"When there's young girls that are searching the term plus-size, that's the identifier to find someone that looks like them, to feel like they belong, to feel like they fit in and that they're not alone."
No, no, the other F-word.
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"Brawn has a body positive message. Brawn is physical strength."
I soon realized that when I started my search for the perfect dress, there was no inspiration, no larger models modeling gorgeous dresses and, even more disappointing, most stores don't even carry larges sizes. Everyone wants to feel beautiful -- regardless of their size or shape. And today, unfortunately I didn't.
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Made with "love and consideration" from a woman who knows.
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They are the women who wear around sizes 10 through 16 who feel pressured to fit into either end of the spectrum, but are trying to find their own place in the industry.
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These women are redefining each of their country's beauty standards.
I remember the day my agent told me to lose 2 inches off my hips and that my thighs were getting too big. She suggested that I try yoga to tone down. I was devastated. She didn't see how hard I was trying to be thin. I was dieting and hardly eating just to keep my stick-thin frame. It was then that I decided to give up on modeling because I was ruining my body.
"All bodies deserve the same respect."
Get ready to shop, fashionistas!
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"It's something we should have been doing all along."
From red-soled shoes to red lipstick.
"Nobody's perfect and that's what makes us special."
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“I feel plus-size is a way to divide people. I don’t want anyone to feel like an outcast."
"No shame with being plus."
“Men have the exact same insecurities that women have about appearance, body image — they just grow up thinking they can’t talk about it."
It's one huge step for the men's department.