Plus-Size Modeling: A Passing Trend or Here to Stay?

Plus-size model Crystal Renn (right) posing alongside straight-size model Jacquelyn Jablonski in a spread for the January 2010 issue of V Magazine  [photo from Huffington Post]

By Valerie Martin Has mainstream culture done a 180°? Have we honestly transitioned from Kate Moss to Crystal Renn in just over a decade, or is this just a passing fad? According to a recent Times Online article by Louise France, plus-size models that previously charged around US$150 an hour are now commanding high profile ad … [Read more...]

Size and Sardine Packed Southwest Airlines


By Pia Guerrero, Co-Founder/Editor I hate traveling on Southwest Airlines. In addition to the inescapable thought that the plane is dirty, I can't help feeling like a piece of meat jammed into a cage with a bunch of others waiting for our imminent doom. I can't recline comfortably without worrying I'm slamming the person behind … [Read more...]

The Reality Behind the Quest to be “The Biggest Loser”


These days it seems that a lot of folks regard our call to accept yourself (and others) at any size, as uniformed support of fat or obese people who engage in unhealthy eating behaviors and habits. Many claim you can't be fit and fat, despite the evidence that shows otherwise. We believe that being fat or obese doesn't warrant … [Read more...]

NYTimes Writer Barely Apologizes for her Discriminatory Remarks Against Fat People

Image of JCP Plus Size Mannequin from

You know size discrimination is alive and well when the editors at The New York Times allow a writer to pen hateful remarks aimed at plus sized people and stores that carry larger sizes, like JCPenny.   Posted on by Lesley Kennedy Style scribe Cintra Wilson didn't tiptoe around her severe … [Read more...]

Why Being Fat Is–and Isn’t–All That


Our nation is in a crisis. Our waistlines are bulging almost as quickly as our stock market is plunging. More and more Americans are finding themselves uninsured and at the doctor - primarily for weight related conditions such heart disease and diabetes. I am a strong believer in taking responsibility for your self and your health. … [Read more...]