Category: body image

Plenty of bloggers and models who are open about their bodies…

Plenty of bloggers and models who are open about their bodies and self-love and appreciation face an onslaught of online trolls who spew hate galore. How do they deal with that? We spoke with 12 body-positive activists on Instagram, from models to bloggers, about how, exactly, they deal with those relentless online trolls. Read more 

A simple white T-shirt with a powerful self-love message is…

A simple white T-shirt with a powerful self-love message is taking the internet by storm

Hillary Duff has a blunt message for body-shaming trolls: “Kiss…

Hillary Duff has a blunt message for body-shaming trolls: “Kiss my ass”

Finding plus-size models to model plus-size clothing isn’ hard —…

Finding plus-size models to model plus-size clothing isn’ hard — so why do some retailers struggle?

With the #DiaARMy, Dia&Co is trying to encourage plus-size…

With the #DiaARMy, Dia&Co is trying to encourage plus-size women to celebrate their upper arms

21-year-old artist Cinta Tort Cartró is celebrating the beauty…

21-year-old artist Cinta Tort Cartró is celebrating the beauty of stretch marks by painting them

Model Kelvin Davis on what it’s really like to shop as a…

Model Kelvin Davis on what it’s really like to shop as a plus-size man

  • Model Kelvin Davis has dedicated the past few years of his life to shedding light on how it really is like to be a plus-size man. 
  • He’s appeared in ads with Chubbies, spoken out after appearingAerie’s male body positivity joke and dished out encouraging words for bigger guys nearly every day on his blogand Instagram, Notoriously Dapper.
  • Now, in an interview with Mic, Davis is revealing what first inspired him to start his body positivity blog for men. Read more (7/21/17)

ModCloth’s 15th anniversary: A look at how one tiny brand…

ModCloth’s 15th anniversary: A look at how one tiny brand changed the landscape of inclusive fashion

  • Fifteen years ago today, ModCloth came into existence in the same place many a wild, lofty and ambitious idea is born: a dorm room. 
  • At first, it was a site where ModCloth co-founder Susan Gregg Koger could sell some of her favorite vintage pieces that had left her closet overflowing and overwhelming. 
  • Her then-boyfriend, now-husband Eric Koger helped build the website, thinking that this was all about making Susan’s closet more manageable. 
  • But 15 years later, this tiny retro-loving clothing retailer is now, rather ironically, one of the most progressive and inclusive brands around.
  • Before Aerie and Asos chose not to airbrush their models, ModCloth was already at it
  • Before Khloé Kardashian and Zendaya embraced inclusive sizing that doesn’t put plus sizes in a different category, ModCloth was already at it
  • Before British Vogue and Lonely Lingerie showed clothes on women who aren’t models, ModCloth was already at it. Read more (7/19/17)

Plus-size model Natalie Hage confronted a man who was making fun…

Plus-size model Natalie Hage confronted a man who was making fun of her weight on an American Airlines flight. In this video op-ed, she has a message for everyone about fat shaming.

Indian Poet Aranya Johar is challenging society’s beauty norms —…

Indian Poet Aranya Johar is challenging society’s beauty norms — and going viral because of it