TOP POSITIVE BODY IMAGE CAMPAIGNS WE LOVE: PART 2
Body positivity and promoting a healthy body image is our mission at Inspire Psyche Terry: that’s why we make our lingerie line size-inclusive, ranging from Small-4X because we truly do believe that everyone deserves to be inspired. Period. This is so much more than just a mission statement, though. To emphasize just how important and impactful the concept of body image is, check out these statistics! According to DoSomething.org, “Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media.” Those numbers sound pretty discouraging, which is why we take our mission so seriously and take any chance we can get to celebrate women of all body types and others who are also carrying out the same mission as we are. So, lest you be discouraged, there have been a number of recent campaigns and events that have recognized this issue and are seeking to do something about it. Here are a few that we LOVE and think are doing a great job of declaring women’s freedom from body shaming and stereotypes!
NY Fashion Week:
Here’s another event that we’re super impressed by and are happy to call out as ambassadors of our mission to inspire others. In an unexpected turn of events, New York Fashion Week, according to Glamour magazine, “had the most plus-size models on the runway ever.” This year, there were a total of 27 different plus size models for various brands, including renowned designer brand Michael Kors, whose frontrunner was plus size model Ashley Graham—the first plus size model to walk the runway for the brand. His reasoning for choosing the model was due to his desire to show “strength” on the runway, regardless of body type. This year’s fashion week was definitely headed in the right direction, whereas last year’s show featured just 12 plus size models and as few as 4 plus size models the year before. The fact that this year featured nearly 8 times as many plus size models as just two years ago, means there’s definitely a body positivity movement going on, and we’re so happy to be a part of it!
What do you think about the size-inclusive runway shows?