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Nike Finally Acknowledges That Curvy Women Work Out, Too

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Style

Nike Women’s Instagram account is followed by 4.8 million people who, on the daily, are treated to an inspiring array of diverse ladies being total ...

Treat Yourself

Melinda Parrish | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Your body is an amazing treasure. You deserve to live a life that allows you to take amazing care of it.

Ashley Graham Rules Miss USA With A Plunging Gown And A Message

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Style

Ashley Graham's confidence, beauty and self-love advocacy has landed her spots on runways, on magazine covers and in our hearts. Sunday night, she too...

How Instagram Is Helping Shine The Light On Diversity In Fashion

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Style

Instagram's diverse community just got a little easier to navigate, especially when it comes to matters of fashion. The photo-sharing app launched a n...

Facebook Comes Under Fire For Banning Ad Featuring Plus-Size Model

Yahoo Style | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Style

Facebook has apologized after banning a photo of a plus-size model the social network originally said depicted "a body or body parts in an undesirable...

FYI, You Already Have The Perfect Beach Body

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

Your body is perfect, just as it is. You don't need to lose weight, or tighten up your tummy, or pop out your butt in order to have a perfect beach body. You already have the perfect beach body. You are divine, feminine perfection.

A Plus-Size Model Is Joe Jonas' Video Girlfriend, And It's The Best

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Style

There's nothing groundbreaking about casting a model as the love interest in a music video. What is new, however, is when that model is plus-size medi...

Make Lemonade

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.13.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

That's the thing I love so much about her new visual album, Lemonade. It is about resilience, metamorphosis, and forgiveness. It's about taking life by the lemons and making it into one big cocktail of experience that you curate into the life of your dreams.

Give F-E-A-R a New Meaning

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.09.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

No matter what you've been through, or what you're going through, you can choose to rise. You can pull yourself up, and look yourself in the eye and say, "Today is the day."

Start Where You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.28.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It can be easy to be your own worst critic. Many of us tend to retroactively judge ourselves for the choices we've made. We waste time wishing we had ...

This Plus-Size Pregnant Model Won't Put Up With Body-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents

A mom and plus-size model is saying "peace out" to people who comment on her pregnant body and inspiring others to do the same. On Wednesday, Tess Ho...

Why This Fierce Model Is OK With Being Called Fat

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Style

While both the fashion industry and society have made strides to take the negative connotations away from labels like plus-size (and in some cases the...

The Only Way Out Is Through

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.07.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

The only way out of feeling badly about your body is through it. I don't mean wallowing in your negative feelings about yourself, but rather interrog...

You're Only Fooling Yourself

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

If you think loving your body isn't important, the only person you're fooling is yourself. You don't have to look like a supermodel to love your body. It's all about choosing to embrace yourself the way you are right now, this moment, muffin top and all.

Denise Bidot On How Her Mom's Body Image Struggles Helped Her Love Her Curves

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.30.2016 | Latino Voices

Plus-size model Denise Bidot says she realized that "beauty is not based on a size" after watching her mother struggle with loving her body. The 29-ye...

Get Moving

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.18.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Perfection is a myth that keeps us trapped in a negative cycle with our bodies. I no longer worry about being perfect in the way that I work out. ...

The Myth of Perfection

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.18.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Instead of making the gym a place that I punish, abuse and mutilate my body, it's a place that I go to show my body love.

This Is A Major Step Forward For Male Plus-Size Models

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Style

For all the strides made in the fashion industry toward inclusivity, for the most part, men are still often left out of the equation. IMG Models, whic...

Loving Your Body Matters

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.07.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

The way to heal your relationship with your body and begin cultivating the beauty of the woman within is to make a choice to embrace your body as it is.

3 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Model

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.10.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I get so many questions from models who are just starting out that want advice about how to build their careers. As much as I love corresponding with ...

An Open Letter to Cheryl Tiegs

Melinda Parrish | Posted 02.26.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I'm so incredibly disappointed in your response to Ashley's being featured on the cover of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. When women like you tear down other women, whether it is intentional or not, it is not a good look.

Best. Swimsuit Issue. Yet.

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.14.2016 | Style

Big news for body diversity! Plus-size retailer Lane Bryant announced Friday that an ad for their new campaign, "This Body," will run in the front of ...

WIW2B: Lexi Placourakis

Melinda Parrish | Posted 02.10.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Lexi Placourakis may be the closest thing we have to a Greek Goddess walking among us today! She has a smile that could melt an iceberg, and a killer figure that she routinely shows off both in her social media presence and in her work as a face on the #TRUEcurves board at TRUE Model Management.

OMG, There's A Plus-Size Model In Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Style

Ashley Graham made history in 2015 when she starred in the first-ever plus-size ad to run in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue -- but even that en...

WIW2B: Joby Bach

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.19.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As a veteran of the plus size fashion world, Joby has made a name for herself as a sexy, fashion-forward model who isn't afraid to push boundaries and do things that other plus size models have been afraid to do.