On September 12, 2017, Torrid, a plus size fashion brand, appeared on the stage of New York Fashion Week. As the first plus size brand in history, Torrid impress the world with a plus size fashion style.
WooPlus recently launched a hashtag, #curvypower, to give people with curves the chance to show off their plus size beauty and embrace their curvy power.
WooPlus, known as the Tinder for curvy and plus size people, has launched the hashtag #curvypower on Instagram to encourage body positivity. This new hashtag is intended to inspire curvy girls and guys alike to display their own, unique beauty.
The curvy power trend began with one set of photos on Twitter, which quickly went viral after being posted. A curvier girl shared the prom photos that she and her boyfriend took. Online bullies were quick to make negative comments about her body size saying things such as, “Wow, he loves you even though you’re fat.” The girl’s response was, “I don’t see how people can be rude to people they don’t even know.” The WooPlus team agreed completely.
Recently, there have been many Facebook mistakes when it comes to plus size women trying to share empowering messages. Numerous posts were blocked or banned because their content was deemed “inappropriate” by the website. For at least a little while, it seemed as if the problem had ended. That is until plus-size model and body positive advocate Melinda Parrish had her own message blocked for being “inappropriate.”
By now, you have likely heard some of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s more unsavory comments. Since beginning his campaign, his cruel comments–both new and old–have continually got the attention of people. Besides, Trump’s fat shaming comments on his reality show The Apprentice have also let him into suspicious situation. Most recently, most media have reported the negative comments he made about Khloé Kardashian off-camera.
Short. Frumpy. Disgusting. These are all words women used to describe their bodies to Taryn Brumfitt, the founder of the Body Positive Movement. Brumfitt is no stranger to being unhappy with her body, having struggled with self-acceptance herself for many years before finally learning to love her body at a healthy and beautiful size 12. But, other women still struggle, and Brumfitt wanted to do something about it, so the Embrace documentary was born.
When Netflix first premiered their hit show Orange is the New Black in 2013, the world went crazy, in large part due to the character casting. Not only does the show feature a number of characters of color, but the characters also represent an array of sexual preferences and gender identities. But, the boundary-breaking does not end on screen for most of these actresses. Recently, Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee, has been deemed the “Voice of Curves”, thanks to her empowering words and pictures.
This year, it seems like body shaming is something that cannot be escaped; it has come from every source imaginable, even presidential debates. However, the fashion industry has been taking steps to combat all of this negativity by creating body positive campaigns. From JCPenney’s #HereIAm to Lane Bryant’s empowering campaigns, brands are slowly trying to change the way they look at women’s’ bodies. Even Fashion Week saw a change this year, with a number of brands introducing a more diverse line-up of women.
Donald Trump is a divisive character. There are loads of people who love him and what he says, but there are just as many who hate him and disagree completely with his beliefs and policies. But, there’s one thing in particular that most of his opponents dislike, and that is his tendency to make fun of people, in particular, body shaming.
This year has led to a massive growth in the body positivity movement. Every week, there seems to be new additions to the movement, encouraging people to stop the cycle of body shaming. The most recent campaign is called the All Woman Project, which was created by British model Charli Howard and body positive model and blogger Clémentine Desseaux who were tired of the laack of diversity in models featured in advertisements, magazines, and fashion shows.
Body shaming has become more prevalent in our society. Not long ago, Playboy Playmate posted a photo on Snapchat of a naked elderly woman at the gym and made fun of her body. The playmate was fired from her job and will face criminal charges as well. Now, Children are also not immune to this horrible act.