For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled finding clothes to fit my body type. The first time I realized that I couldn’t wear the same clothes as everyone else, I was in sixth grade. It was my best friend’s birthday and her mom took me and four other girls to the mall for […]Read More It’s Time for the Fashion Industry to Represent ALL Bodies
With the click of a button or the tap of a screen, women can edit themselves. With the popularity of selfies, not only do we control the picture to perfection, but we filter and edit them to create our own unattainable beauty standards.Read More #selfienation
It is 2019, and women no longer care to see the idealistic, flawless, photoshopped models that litter their Instagram feeds. In recent years, the fashion industry has finally begun taking steps toward inclusivity in advertising. Now, major clothing brands are promoting diversity by featuring models of different sizes and skin tones, challenging society’s idea of […]Read More Challenging Beauty Standards, One Shirt At a Time
Let’s set the record straight: I have just as much of a celeb-centered mind as the next person. The Kardashians are my guilty pleasure, and you know I am watching Beyoncé’s every move. For me, it’s about their fashion choices, but for others, it may be something else; to each their own. But there is […]Read More The Problem with Belly Watching
This past week, I came across an article written by Charles J Orlando entitled “Ladies please stop doing this on Instagram” on the Thought Catalog. These are my personal thoughts, interpretation of the piece, and response to it. I’ve been taking a lot of self portraits lately… or, rather, selfies. Sometimes, I even upload the ones I […]Read More Ouch, Charlie: A Response
In our society, we have various messages that are quickly ingrained in to us as we grow and mature. One such message is that our body exists completely for others, and if others do not see it as being “good” then it loses it’s worth. Statistics have shown that “by middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with […]Read More No Body Shame
A common phrase that all of you have heard before is “Save the Tatas”. I don’t know about you, but personally when I think about a woman fighting a life-threatening illness, her boobs are the last thing that I think of. Objectification of women’s bodies is something not uncommon in society today. You can see […]Read More Cancer is NOT sexy.