This past week the topic of modesty seems to be on everyone's mind. With the recent petition from a 15 year-old girl pleading with retailers to offer more modest AND fashionable clothing options, to actress Mayim Bialik's powerful article in GrokNation on her views of modesty - this topic is certainly compelling, evoking the interest and emotions of many. Over the summer, the topic of women, their bodies, modest swimwear and feminism all came to the fore on the front page of the Wall Street … [Read more...] about “Modesty” Is Not a Four Letter Word
With yet another groundbreaking step forward in the modeling world taking place just last week, are the standards for beauty and fashion changing for the better? What does this latest integration of typically outlier plus-size beauty into the mainstream mean for curvy women? With cries for size equality being heard and heeded to by many companies now catering to the curvier woman, and more money being spent by female plus-sized consumers on clothing than ever before, retailers are faced with … [Read more...] about Retail Reflections:
Recently, I noticed a conversation in a Facebook group that went something like this: What would you do if you went to a yoga class for the first time and saw that the teacher was overweight? Responses were varied. Most people said they would stay for the class and judge the teacher for her yoga skills. If they thought she was fit and flexible, they would not be deterred by her weight. Other people noted that many of their fitness instructors are not stick thin, even though they do Zumba or … [Read more...] about Yoga Instructor Overweight, Does It Matter?