We all have our guilty pleasures. For some people, it is eating a pint of chocolate ice cream and for some people it is watching their favorite show. My guilty pleasure is watching Love Island. I used to be ashamed to admit that I am obsessed with Love Island as a feminist because it reinforces […]Read More I hate that I love Love Island.
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
Welcome back! Here is your afternoon briefing… JMU Students and Faculty participate in global Climate Strike On Friday (9/20/19), around 400 students and faculty walked out of their classes and jobs to stand on the Wilson Hall steps joining in on the global climate strike. They then marched downtown to demand action in preventing climate […]Read More Newsroom
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
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Attractiveness is a privilege. Point and blank, chances are if you are considered to be “attractive” based off of societies standards, you have a much greater chance at having opportunities than someone who would be defined as “unattractive”. As mentioned in the article hyperlinked above, we look at people who society would define as beautiful, […]Read More Beauty: not just a binary
First off, let me tell you that I’m typically considered a small girl, coming in strong at five feet tall, and about 130lbs. However, I struggle with my body, my appearance – basically everything about myself on a daily basis. Especially within the past year or so, weight has been something that has seemed to […]Read More Body Positivity: NYC Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is upon us once again. As a self-proclaimed fashion fanatic, I very much look forward to the two weeks of the year (one in September and one in February) when models get to strut down the runway in designers’ latest threads, with fashion and celebrity royalty watching from the sidelines. I […]Read More Feminism in Fashion
This exact story was sent out through ShoutOut! JMU as a quick hit, but I feel like it deserves a bit more attention. Let’s go back to our middle school days. These days school was long, acne was emerging, and bullies were at their peak. However, middle school is around the time that we tend […]Read More A shirt called feminist
Recently model Arisce Wanzer published and open letter to Kendall Jenner that that made waves in the fashion world. Jenner, who is Kim Kardashian’s younger sister was recently chosen to be Estee Lauder’s newest spokesperson. The young model has also modeled for Marc Jacobs, Giles Deacon, Chanel, and Givenchy- an impressive list no matter who […]Read More Are open letters always effective?