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Julia Brucculieri

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Being Naturally Skinny Doesn't Make My Body Any Less

Being Naturally Skinny Doesn't Make My Body Any Less "Real"

I'm skinny. Always have been. My ribs show through my skin, too. I'm also healthy. I know that according to society, my body fits the ideal. But I also know that doesn't make me better than anyone else. It doesn't make me immune to criticism, either. Being called too skinny, is just as hurtful as being called too big.
03/13/2015 08:16 EDT
Sorry, Women Against Feminism I Still

Sorry, Women Against Feminism I Still Need

Do you need feminism? I do. But I'm one person, with one view point, which not everyone agrees with. For instance, on a recent morning, I came across the online community Women Against Feminism, and I have to say, I was pretty baffled at what I found. When I look at their pictures, all I see I see is a bunch of misinformed ladies who seem to have little understanding of what feminism actually is.
07/18/2014 07:56 EDT
When Did We Start Calling Racism

When Did We Start Calling Racism Fashion?

Earlier this week, a photo surfaced online that featured Dasha Zhukova (a white, female fashion editor) sitting on top of a chair made to look like a semi-nude black woman. If the chair was art, why did I find it so offensive? Since when did the fashion world become so racist? It's almost as though these fashion editors do it on purpose, just to get people talking. But as someone who loves fashion and art, I often find myself conflicted.
01/23/2014 12:08 EST
Why I Covered Toronto Fashion Week Without My

Why I Covered Toronto Fashion Week Without My Smartphone

Last week I attempted to cover Toronto Fashion Week while completely unplugged from modern technology. It was a challenge of sorts, to see what would happen if I disconnected myself from all things digital while attending one of the biggest fashion events in Canada.
11/05/2013 08:47 EST