Waaaaaaaait 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 This photo embodies how much fucks I don’t give to naysayers. To Islamaphobes. To people who like to comment on how I promote obesity and fat shame me regularly, saying I’d be much cuter if I was ‘smaller’. To the people who say I’m not Muslim enough. To the people who slide into my inbox saying how they wanna do lunch but wasn’t with me when I was down, out, and had no self-worth but now find me 'of value’ now that I got a little media play. To the people who told me that there was enough writers already and to get a 'real’ job. To the people who used to be my friends but went ghost because of their own insecurities. And to the folks that just plain don’t like me because I slay super easily. Heeeeeey 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾Photo: @remy_me Model: Leah Vernon Turban: @flossyssuitcase
When the Fashion Spot revealed their diversity report for the Fall 2017 season back in February, things were looking refreshingly good.
Models of color appeared in every show at New York Fashion Week. Six out of the 10 most-booked models were models of color. And plus-size models had their biggest season on record, with 26 plus-size model appearances (up from just 4 the previous year).
And while that momentum has continued for models of color, according to the latest diversity report released by the Fashion Spot on Thursday morning — this one focusing on print advertising campaigns — the reality for plus-size models is far bleaker.
In fact, out of the 444 model appearances they examined, plus-size women were only cast 10 times — down from 14 one year earlier. That’s a mere 2.3%. Read more (5/4/17)