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I remember the first time I felt shame about my body. I was barely six years old when a family friend asked how I could stand to be seen in a two-piece bathing suit, my soft little girl tummy displayed for the world to see. Before she asked, I had felt awesome. I was rocking that 101 Dalmatians bikini like it was my job. Honestly, six-year-old me had some serious swagger. After said friend asked, though, I refused to swim. I stopped splashing, stopped ... Read More
We certainly hope not, but a recent study in the United Kingdom quizzed 18-25 year olds (women only, of course. Men surely don't worry about such things...) about body image, and the group's answers are more than a little unnerving. The survey found that 41% of women respondents would rather have bigger breasts than a high IQ. For women who aren't necessarily that into the idea of a buxom bust, the survey offers a "slim figure" instead, which 44% would ... Read More
 Former Bust cover gal and pipe belting  extraordinaire Beth Ditto is bringing a coat of a different color ( and size!) to a closet near you. Made famous for her in your face, electric and kooky stage presence as front woman for dance punk band The Gossip, Ditto proves that she can work the runway just as good as the dance floor.  This week, the collection consisting of 21 pieces featuring skirts,dresses, tops, and even a jacket hit UK based retailer ... Read More
(Or, alternatively, MY Personal (Brief) Ode to (and Mental Debate Over) Christina Hendricks) Since my little ol’ post pertaining to Christina Hendricks seemed to cause a bit of a stir yesterday, I thought I’d share this newly posted BBC article with everyone. Many of the concerns that were voiced yesterday have also appeared in this article as well! (Note: The following are my thoughts on bodies and such at this current moment in time. I have been known ... Read More
A teen drama without any thin actresses...  OMFG.  For the past few weeks I’ve been constantly passing this ad (left) for the new ABC Family series Huge.   And each time I see it, I feel a weird mix of emotions.  On one hand, the ad features a plus sized girl (Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky) in a bathing suit. On the other hand, she looks depressed and is trying to cover her stomach.   Either way, it effectively sparked my ... Read More
This month's issue of French Elle features plus size beauty Tara Lynn on its cover and in a roughly twenty page spread. While it's refreshing to see a non-impossibly thin model on the cover of a high fashion glossy, I agree with the folks over at The Cut and long for a day in which models of all sizes, from skinny to plus sized and everything in between, can be featured in the same magazine and plus sized models won't only appear as special features. Check out ... Read More
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