BY Oriana Asano
on May 06, 2014
At the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Gala, the lovely Gabourey Sidibe gave a kick-ass speech about cookies, confidence, bullying, and being an asshole. God, I love her. Sidibe recounts how hard it was to get bullied at school and at home, but remains grateful to the haters for making her stronger, finding her beauty, and being funny as hell. Still, the hate doesn’t stop. Sidibe is constantly the target of racism and sizeism for being a black, fat woman who refuses to hide.
“It's not easy. Read More
Debbie Harry Sports Striped Leggings
We’ve all read or heard some variation on the “leggings are not pants” speech. And although everyone’s views on fashion are valid, a lot of the discourse surrounding leggings centers around subtle body-shaming. In well-meaning articles on clothing “dos” and “don’ts,” bloggers use language that can be harmful. Of the garment, one writes, “how to avoid the dreaded sausage-in-too-tight-casing look? Aim not to think of them as trousers. Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Aug 06, 2013
Let’s take a poll: how many people have heard or seen comments along the lines of “so-and-so is fat and can’t a) find nice clothes b) get a boyfriend c) anything else? Lose weight!” Besides the ignorance, shaming, and stupidity of said statement, it might not be so easy for plus size women to exercise, and it might not be the reason you think.
Everyone with Internet access has heard about the Abercrombie CEO who was quoted saying that they don’t carry larger sizes because fat people aren’t the “cool kids” A&F wants as their clientele. Read More
BY Hallie Marks
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 might be interested in her next project: The Body Love Conference. Read More