Tag: body positivity

Lizzo on the Cover of British Vogue May Be the Only Gift We Need This Holiday Season

Lizzo knows what it’s like not to see yourself represented—in fashion, on TV, in films. She also knows that when you’re not deemed worthy enough to be represented (or even marginally included), loving yourself is often an uphill battle. “I would watch things on television and I would look at magazines and I would not […]

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Body Positivity: The Lizzo Effect

Her album cover for her newest release called Cuz I Love You showcases her in all her glory, with a 42″ wig cascading down her back, to provide the illusion she is “wearing something.” It takes courage to fly in the face of convention, especially in show business which glorifies size 0 runway models.  The […]

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‘We Still Doing This?’ The Online Abuse of Rapper and Calvin Klein Model Chika Proves We Have Intimacy Issues

No, she’s not your average girl in an intimate apparel campaign —and thank God, since last time I checked, most of us—of all sizes and shapes—buy and wear underwear. But Montgomery, Ala-born, Nigerian-American rapper-on-the-rise Chika—who first rose to fame last year with a “Jesus Walks”-backed freestyle calling out Kanye’s MAGA metamorphosis—has already been proven a […]

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Ahead of the Curve: What Every Lingerie Brand Can Learn From Rihanna’s Vision for Savage x Fenty

Screenshot: Prime Video (YouTube) “I’m looking for unique characteristics in people that aren’t usually highlighted in the world of fashion, as it pertains to lingerie and ‘sexy’…what society sees [as] sexy,” says Rihanna within the first minute of her Savage x Fenty Show mini-doc, now streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video. Aside from simply showing the […]

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Instagram Is Finally Going After Diet Ads — An Explainer

In the 90s, there was Slimfast. In the early 2000s, Anna Nicole Smith yelled with glee, “Trimspa, baby!” And today, Instagram influencers rave about the tummy tea that helped them lose 10 pounds overnight. As culture writ large changes and evolves, diet culture, in turn, finds new ways to reinvent itself. And its latest reinvention […]

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Kracking Down on the Kardashians: Instagram Implements New Restrictions on Influencer Marketing

Kylie Jenner visits Houston Ulta Beauty to promote the exclusive launch of Kylie Cosmetics on Nov. 18, 2018, in Houston.Photo: Rick Kern (Getty Images for Ulta Beauty) Instagram is entering a new era—hopefully, one that’ll be healthier for the self-images of users under 18. Buzzfeed News reports that on Wednesday, the social media platform announced […]

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Post-VMAs, Rihanna and Lizzo’s Girl Crush Continues (So, We Gonna Get a Duet or Nah?)

Photo: Kristy Sparow (Getty Images For FENTY), Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for MTV) When Lizzo managed to recruit her idol, Missy Elliott, to join her for a remix and video of her hit single “Tempo,” we thought we’d reached peak collaborative nirvana (at least, for the summer of 2019). But now, the “Truth Hurts” singer […]

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Pregnant Ashley Graham Praised for Sharing Stretch Marks Photo: ‘We Need This as a Reference’

Ashley Graham Praised for Sharing Stretch Marks Photo | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Pregnant Ashley Graham Praised for Sharing Stretch Marks Photo: ‘We Need This as a Reference’ this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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No Bra? Not Your Business: Singer Tanérelle Claps Back at Breast-Shamers

Tanerélle attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Aaron J. Thornton (Getty Images for BET) Singer-songwriter Tanérelle would like you to know that her breasts—and how they hang—are none of your business, thankyouverymuch. The musical artist joined fellow entertainers on the BET Awards blue carpet on Sunday, wearing […]

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Beauty, According to BanX: Tyra Banks to Produce a Docuseries on Modern Beauty

Tyra Banks at the “Germany’s Next Top Model” finals on May 23, 2019 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Photo: Florian Ebener (Getty Images) A comeback Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover, a Life-Size reboot, and an amusement park called Modelland, oh, my! Tyra Banks has seemingly been in “can’t stop, won’t stop” mode during the past year or so […]

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Perfect Just As You Are: Massachusetts Bill Would Reward Companies for Not Altering Models’ Appearance in Their Ads

Photo: iStock One lawmaker in Massachusetts is set on making money moves in favor of “body confidence” by sponsoring legislation that would provide financial incentives to companies that did not alter the look of models in their ads. In the bill sponsored by state Rep. Kay Khan, cosmetic, personal care and apparel companies that “do not […]

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