BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Apr 07, 2014 |
"Your body is not a problem to be solved."
In the spirit of the budding of Spring, and the unfortunately inevitable and unending pressure to get your body "bikini ready" for beach weather, here is a lovely selection of some kick-ass body positive illustrations from all over the internets. Body positivity is all encompassing. It is not only about accepting and loving bodies at every shape and size (which includes very thin!), at it's ... Read More
An online petition for Disney to feature their first plus-sized female protagonist has been created by Virginia high school student, Jewel Moore.
On Change.org, she explains: “I made this petition because I’m a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus sized girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media.” In her post, Moore suggests that since Disney films are so widespread and ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Jan 28, 2014 |
I'm sure you can recall the amazing guerrilla feminism exhibited by the intelligent and witty women of FORCE, the group behind the faux-PINK Victoria's Secret consent line last year, featuring a full campaign around a fake line of panties, donning messages of enthusiastic consent and modeled by racially diverse women of all shapes and sizes. For just a moment, we thought Victoria's Secret joined us in this century, only to realize the panties were ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in General on Jun 10, 2013 |
By now most people are familiar with the sizeist comments made by Mike Jeffries, the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch. If you’ve kept up with the story, you probably saw the kickass pictures that Jes Baker modeled in, re-imagining A&F campaigns as Attractive & Fat, juxtaposing her size 22 body against a male model one would typically see in Abercrombie & Fitch ads. If you loved her A&F campaign (and let’s be real, how could you not?) you ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in Style File on May 29, 2013 |
Well this is awesome - two students from Cornell University have created a mannequin modeled after real plus sized bodies, building the most accurate curvy shape the fashion industry has ever used.
That sounds a little strange (why would an accurate plus-size mannequin be revolutionary?) but until now, most mannequins for larger clothes were made by just magnifying the general proportions of smaller mannequins. That means the proportions of plus-sized mannequins ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in General on Sep 20, 2012 |
Model, actress, and photographer Velvet d’Amour is currently trying to raise funds for her awesome magazine, VOLUP2, via Kickstarter (a crowd funding website for creative endeavors) in order to expand the body positive, diverse, and edgy publication. Donating through Kickstarter is super easy. You can pick from a wide range of donation amounts and get cool stuff in return.A greater diversity of women being represented in the media ... Read More