The 5 Best Body-Positive Reads From the Last Week

Here are the body-positive articles we loved most from the week of November 12th, 2018.

One week has passed since our last body-positive news roundup, but, luckily, there’s much more where that came from. Read on to learn about the strides we’ve made in size inclusivity—and where we’re still lagging behind. Here’s your full recap.

 

1. Plus-size and transgender models speak out against Victoria’s Secret’s Chief Marketing Officer

Ed Razek, the CMO of the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, admitted in an interview with Vogue that the exclusion of plus-size and transgender models from their runway show was to maintain the “fantasy.” Mic chatted with models and non-models alike to hear their thoughts on Razek’s comments.

2. Fitness spaces are slowly becoming more inclusive

We know that every body is #FitToThrive, but the active industry is having trouble keeping up. Luckily, pioneers like Dia Wellness Adviser Louise Green and plus-size yoga instructor Jessamyn Stanley are leading the charge to make plus-size bodies feel more comfortable and confident in gyms and yoga studios. This article also lists the people making workout spaces safer for all ages, levels of mobility, and religions.

3. Jessie Diaz proves that being a great dancer isn’t reserved for a certain body type

Curves With Moves founder Jessie Diaz never anticipated she’d become a role model for dancers of all sizes. But after both plus- and straight-size women started showing up to her body-positive dance classes, she knew she had created something really special. Jessie’s learned that there’s more than one way to have a “dancer body.”

4. The problematic things people say to plus-size moms

Mom and writer Steph Montgomery unpacks the assumptions and questions she gets most because of her size. Her experiences further demonstrate that weight and health aren’t always connected—and that people, in general, need to do a better job of not judging one another’s choices and lifestyles.

5. One man who’s struggling with body positive asks the Dear Sugars for guidance

Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, aka the Dear Sugar advice columnists, respond to a man struggling to love and accept his body. Their words are supportive, inspirational, and a great reminder that media is the problem—not our bodies.

 

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