Plus-size model and Instagram influencer Denise Mercedes, who has endured body shaming on social media, shares one simple notion to remind people why it's none of their business: because it's my body.
Ashley Graham is one of the best known plus-size models in the industry, and she’s telling women the secret to her success: confidence. “The runway isn’t just about showing fashion, it’s about gaining confidence,” she says. Wearing denim-on-denim, Graham is the first to give her walk a go before the three women rock the catwalk themselves.
Messalina Morley, 20, has been identified as plus-size through the modeling and pageant industries in which she's worked. However, she is using that status and experience to shed light on what she calls being in "the in-between."
"I sat with wet with arms wrapped around my body waiting to take that drenched T-shirt off without the embarrassment of a classmate seeing my rolls."
“To the girls that don’t think they’re beautiful: love yourself, you’re worth it! Not when you’re ‘skinnier’ or ‘better,’ but as you are everyday.”
A plus-size — and reportedly pregnant — woman who went viral for a body-positive photo shoot with her fiancé says the steamy session caused her to be fired from her job.
Curvy model Manon Edwards used fashion as a way of finding self-love.
Inspired by photos of Kim Kardashian in a white one-piece bathing suit, plus-size model Diana Sirokai posted side-by-side pics of herself and Kardashian.
“This scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull. It will not tell you how beautiful you are or how much your friends and family love you!"
Thore is a panelist at theCURVYcon, the body positive conference headlined by Emmy-nominated actress Chrissy Metz that will be livestreamed exclusively on Yahoo Style on Friday, 9/8 at 6pm and starting at 10am on Saturday, 9/9. My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Way Thore always struggled with body image issues. “I had an eating disorder that started in middle school that I’m not sure I still don’t have,” Thore tells Yahoo Beauty.