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Major fashion statements are expected at New York Fashion Week, but this season, they were literal. Though statement tees have been appearing on runways for several years now, designers took the trend to the next level this season, as film characters, political messages, and slogans of self-love all strutted down the…


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Roxanne Gay explained that Medium approached her last year wanting to work together on what they are calling a "pop-up magazine."

The post Author Roxanne Gay latest project challenges writers to redefine body image appeared first on theGrio.

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Karrueche Tran, the 29-year-old Wilhelmina model-turned-actress, is more than just a pretty face. She has a hustler mentality that doesn’t get comfortable doing the same ol’ two-step. Tran’s early jobs, from a personal shopper at Nordstrom’s to studying graphic design in college to freelancing as a fashion assistant, illustrate the theme of her resume: “What’s […]

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In July and August, espnW’s weekly essay series will focus on body image. When I was younger, I used to have the same recurring daydream in gym class. If we were playing softball, I would dream I hit the ball and sprinted to home plate because I deserve to be there, not because my classmates […]

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As many women go through the maturation stages in their lives, they learn to truly live out an age-old adage: “Embrace yourself, flaws and all.” For high-profile author, writer and editor Mitzi Miller, the sage advice came with its own set of challenges. In an as-told-to format with Brooklyn, New York-based writer Anslem Samuel Rocque, […]

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In the world of pole fitness, Roz “The Diva” Mays, 31, is an anomaly. At 230 pounds, she’s not the type of woman you’d expect to see spinning on a pole — let alone leading the class. But the certified pole instructor and personal New York City trainer is doing just that. Mays grew up […]

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In the 1990s, figure skater Surya Bonaly dazzled the crowds with her eye-catching makeup, flashy costumes and flawless routines. It was Bonaly’s skills that earned her five European Figure Skating Championships, but unfortunately, many chose to focus on her appearance the most. It became less about Bonaly’s bold backflips on ice or her perfect scores […]

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Whether they resemble bandages or a makeup palette created by Revlon, for whatever reason the general idea is […]

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Abs, BET Awards, Body Image, Buff, D'Angelo, Entertainment, How Does It Feel, Music Video, Opinion, R&B, Sex, Soul, Untitled -

OPINION - Why does it appear that people still insist on obsessing about the man’s abs (or lack thereof)?...

The post Does D'Angelo's body image distract from his music? appeared first on theGrio.

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