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Rue 114 Now Known As xo ASANTE Launches New Collection, "African Barbie"

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

What happens when you mix African inspired prints and mix it with curves with bold patterns? You get an eccentric and beautiful collection that will s...

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.

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.

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.

Precious Lee Makes An Eye-Opening Point About Plus-Size Models

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.11.2016 | Style

On a gorgeous, sunny day in New York City Monday, a group of fashionable men and women gathered on a roof deck at the United Nations to ogle Christian...

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 ...

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.

Aerie Removed Photoshop From Ads And Sales Went Way Up

Teen Vogue | Posted 03.31.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

This is what girls want.

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.

Does My Fat Make You Uncomfortable?

Krystal Marx | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Krystal Marx

Congratulations go out to Ashley Graham for landing the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first plus-size model to do so. Yay! Happy-danci...

Be a Model (or Just Look Like One)

Kelly Hughes | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

When he still weighed 300 pounds, Ernie saw that the Bon Marché (before they became Macy's) was having a contest to find Plus Size female models. So ...

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.

Amber Riley Turns Up Her Sexy For Valentine's Day

Erika Hardison | Posted 02.18.2016 | Style
Erika Hardison

Amber Riley, who is best known for her role in Glee and the recent rendition of The Wiz Live! posted a very sexy photo on her Instagram for Valentine's Day.

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.

Barbie's New Chapter

Emme | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Emme

Thank you Mattel for turning a page and adding a new chapter in your long successful history to compassionately consider more of your little customer's developing sense of self and how they feel they fit in the world around them.

WIW2B: Danielle Braverman

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.29.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Though the pressures of trying to stay thin enough to get booked out as a straight size model drove her to unhealthy habits, Danielle eventually decided that enough was enough.

WIW2B: In Loving Memory

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As most of you know, this January I have dedicated my blog to profiling some of the women in my life and encouraging the #healthyatanysize community t...

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.

WIW2B: Rosie Mercado

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It was a beautiful, sunny morning in the Hollywood Hills. Rosie and I were on set together in a beautifully designed home, shooting for SLINK jeans. W...

These Three Wonder Women are Breaking Taboos in Macedonia

Kosta Petrov | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women
Kosta Petrov

Frosina Angelovska, Irina Kiridzievska and Maja Sazdanovska, were all featured in Portret Magazine's newest edition as three successful Macedonian women that love their bodies.