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The So What:

A great article on the "price of being fat." The article describes the additional fees and prices that larger-bodied people need to pay across a variety of products and services, compared to their smaller bodied counterparts.

Grazia Middle East's Magazine Editor has banned coverage of diets and weight loss across the magazine, and "ditched what's traditionally been the Summer Body edition, and – in celebration of the real-body revolution sweeping the world – created an altogether more inspiring and empowering Body Positivity issue."
What's the Story?

The latest news in size-related marketing and product development and its implications.

"Rihanna's Inclusive Lingerie Line Receives Additional Funding."

"Henning Is Bringing Size-Inclusivity to Your 9-to-5 Wardrobe."

"Denim Brand 'NYDJ Launches New Body Positivity Campaign.'"

"Calvin Klein's Ad Campaign with Plus-Size Models is the Brand's Attempt at Staying Relevant Following a Disastrous Year."

"Here’s Your First Look at Every Envy-Inducing Piece From Latasha Ngwube’s Curvy Monroe Collection."

The Vibe:

Social listening and different perspectives on size-related topics.
"Diversifying Body Positivity."

"Body Positivity: It’s a Learning Process, Not a Hashtag."

"I Model Swimsuits But Can't Buy Them in Stores."

"Inclusive Western Fashion."

"Bebe Rexha Opens Up about Size Discrimination in the Fashion Industry."

"The Navy Has Fattest Members of the Military — but Obesity Rates are Up Across All Services."

"Gabriella Karefa-Johnson Wants to Change What Fashion Editorials Can Look Like."

"On How Fat Shaming Gave Me Confidence."

"This Fitness Instructor Isn't Your Typical Obstacle Racer – or Athlete."

"Chubby Diaries Promotes Plus-Sized Travel, Pushes for More Inclusive Travel Industry."

"Swimming is Just the Beginning for Subversive Sirens."

"Model to TV Star, Beth Ditto’s Body-Positive Rebellion Is Just Getting Started."

"Beach Body Tyranny Hurts Men Too."

"Brittany Didn’t Need to Lose Weight to Run a Marathon."

"How I Learned to Embrace Calling Myself Fat."

"Fat Girls Hiking Is the Body-Positive Group Trying to Change the Outdoors Industry."
Global Outlook:

Size-related product, marketing and policy news from around the world.
"Majority of Corporate Executives in India are Unfit and Overweight, Says a Study."

"Style Trends 2019: Fashion’s Thumbs Up to Plus Size."

"These Curvy, Body Positive Influencers Are A Slap In The Face Of Body Shaming."

"Allen Solly Promotes Body Positivity Through 'Own Your Shape' Campaign."

"More Indian Girls, Women Are Overweight Or Obese, Most Of Them Rich & Urban"

"Rejected for Being Dusky and Curvy, Sabyasachi Model Varshita Thatavarthi Sets New Beauty Standards in Fashion."

"Is ‘Inclusive Fashion’, The New Buzz Word?"

"Plus-Size Actors Defy Stereotypes in India with 'Big Fat Company.'"

Body Size Trends in India.

"China to Further Boost Sports, Fitness and Online Education."

"Nepal Army Takes Action Against Seven Officers for Being Overweight."

"The Fat Shaming We Should Be Doing."
Quick Study:

Academic research and news about the Medical Industry
"Study: Connection Between 'Disadvantaged' Neighborhoods, Obesity."
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