Black Plus-Size Models Are Underrepresented, Says Tasha Fierce

06/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tasha Fierce Jezebel.com

Until the straight size world fully accepts their black models, plus size black models are unlikely to achieve any more success than their thin sisters. Unfortunately neither of these things seem likely to happen soon. We as plus size women are expected to be happy with what we're given, sighing "At least we're making some progress." Yet in the fashion world progress is so often followed by regress. We as fashion consumers and drivers of commerce need to continue to work to represent our diversity in the hopes that mainstream fashion will take notice, and that this won't just be another trend.

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