beyond plus-size

Moving the Goalposts: Is There A World Beyond Plus-Size?

A few weeks ago, Elisabeth sent this article from The Curvy Fashionista with a simple question attached: “What do you think about this?” If you’re not up on the latest plus-size marketing debates, the article covers the founder of Universal Standard arguing that the plus-size term is dead. And that body positivity and size access […]

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Can a Lingerie Blog Boost Your Body Confidence?

Growing up I had a very troubled relationship with my body. I was forever trying to be smaller, covering up my perceived lumps and bumps and wishing I looked like somebody else—mainly those super glossy girls in all of the magazines. This sense of inadequacy carried through to adulthood. And my body confidence only began […]

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Dietland

Fat and Angry: Why You Should be Watching Dietland

A little more than a year ago, Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a long and heart-wrenching article for the New York Times about her lifelong entanglement with the weight loss industry. “Each time we did the eating exercise, I would cry. ‘‘What is going on for you?’’ the leader would ask. But it was the same answer […]

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plus-size model

Why We Need More Plus-Size Models Other Than Ashley Graham

It feels like I’ve been writing about plus-size models like Ashley Graham/Lane Bryant ads for years now. Every time you think you’re done, one pops up again. And then you are back in the mud pit that is “real women” versus “plus-size.” In part, these sorts of ads get a lot of coverage because many […]

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