Topic: body positivity

Vogue Turns Mindy Kaling Into The Token Curvy Girl For Its Shape Issue

Vogue Turns Mindy Kaling Into The Token Curvy Girl For Its Shape Issue

Mindy Kaling looks absolutely fantastic in the April issue of Vogue, and continues her tour of becoming the best friend of your dreams with a charming interview full of admirable and refreshing honesty. While Vogue seemed to trip over themselves to point out that Kaling isn’t your average star based on size–calling her “curvaceous” and asking questions relating to her size–she is so likable and relatable that it almost makes you forget Vogue‘s ham-fisted approach. More »

The Amazing Body Positive Essay Every Woman At Every Weight Should Read

The Amazing Body Positive Essay Every Woman At Every Weight Should Read

You may have seen some coverage around the internet of the “Bodies Aren’t Ugly, Bullying Is” project, spearheaded by blogger Jes Baker of The Militant Baker. It’s a terrific project, one that I’m glad is getting more major attention. But what’s even better is that Baker has just penned a seriously amazing essay titled “Things no one will tell fat girls…so I will.” And I think Baker’s essay should be required reading for everyone who has a body, no matter their weight or their gender. More »

Blogger Responds To Abercrombie CEO’s Body Shaming With ‘Fat Abercrombie Ads’

Blogger Responds To Abercrombie CEO's Body Shaming With 'Fat Abercrombie Ads'

A little while ago, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Clayface Mike Jeffries made some really awful comments about why his fratty Americana mall clothes don’t come in larger sizes. A recent article (focusing on the brand’s desire for thin, popular customers) brought the comments back around and a new outcry surged on the internet, especially from the fat acceptance community. One blogger, Jes at The Militant Baker, decided to write an open letter to Jeffries.

…Even better, she did a photoshoot to accompany that letter, imagining ‘fat Abercrombie ads’ that reflect positive body image. More »