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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.
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/the-price-of-being-fat

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."
https://www.graziame.com/life/mind-soul/why-ive-banned-writing-about-weight-loss-in-grazia-by-editor-in-chief-alison-tay
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."
https://fashionunited.uk/news/business/rihanna-s-savage-x-fenty-gets-50-million-dollar-investment/2019082844977

"Henning Is Bringing Size-Inclusivity to Your 9-to-5 Wardrobe."
https://www.vogue.com/article/henning-size-inclusive-fashion-brand-founder-lauren-chan-interview

"Denim Brand 'NYDJ Launches New Body Positivity Campaign.'"
https://sourcingjournal.com/denim/denim-brands/nydj-body-positivity-campaign-employees-167162/

"Calvin Klein's Ad Campaign with Plus-Size Models is the Brand's Attempt at Staying Relevant Following a Disastrous Year."
https://meaww.com/calvin-klein-underwear-plus-size-models-indie-rapper-chika-reinvent-brand-kate-moss-kendall-jenner

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

https://www.bellanaija.com/2019/08/atasha-ngwube-curvy-monroe-grey-velvet-drop-1/

The Vibe:

Social listening and different perspectives on size-related topics.
"Diversifying Body Positivity."
https://studybreaks.com/thoughts/elman-blacker-diversifying-body-positivity/

"Body Positivity: It’s a Learning Process, Not a Hashtag."
https://www.hourdetroit.com/web-exclusive/body-positivity-movement-metro-detroit/

"I Model Swimsuits But Can't Buy Them in Stores."
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wouldnt-wear-bathing-suits-13-143000140.html

"Inclusive Western Fashion."
https://www.cowboysindians.com/2019/08/inclusive-western-fashion/

"Bebe Rexha Opens Up about Size Discrimination in the Fashion Industry."
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a28674111/bebe-rexha-cosmopolitan-uk-october-cover/

"The Navy Has Fattest Members of the Military — but Obesity Rates are Up Across All Services."
https://www.stripes.com/news/the-navy-has-fattest-members-of-the-military-but-obesity-rates-are-up-across-all-services-1.597064

"Gabriella Karefa-Johnson Wants to Change What Fashion Editorials Can Look Like."
https://fashionista.com/2019/09/fashionista-five-gabriella-karefa-johnson-profile

"On How Fat Shaming Gave Me Confidence."
https://thecurvyfashionista.com/fat-shaming-gave-me-confidence/

"This Fitness Instructor Isn't Your Typical Obstacle Racer – or Athlete."
https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/this-fitness-instructor-isnt-your-typical-obstacle-racer-or-athlete

"Chubby Diaries Promotes Plus-Sized Travel, Pushes for More Inclusive Travel Industry."
https://www.wdel.com/news/jetset-take-it-off-chubby-diaries-promotes-plus-sized-travel/article_1bad4ed6-c8ea-11e9-8259-b732b995bdf7.html

"Swimming is Just the Beginning for Subversive Sirens."
https://www.twincities.com/2019/08/31/threesixty-journalism-swimming-is-just-the-beginning-for-subversive-sirens/

"Model to TV Star, Beth Ditto’s Body-Positive Rebellion Is Just Getting Started."
https://www.thedailybeast.com/on-becoming-a-god-in-central-florida-star-beth-dittos-body-positive-rebellion-is-just-getting-started

"Beach Body Tyranny Hurts Men Too."
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/29/opinion/sunday/beach-body-tyranny-hurts-men-too.html

"Brittany Didn’t Need to Lose Weight to Run a Marathon."
https://www.vulture.com/2019/08/brittany-runs-a-marathon-movie-erases-fat-runners.html#comments

"How I Learned to Embrace Calling Myself Fat."
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-i-learned-to-embrace-calling-myself-fat

"Fat Girls Hiking Is the Body-Positive Group Trying to Change the Outdoors Industry."
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/fat-girls-hiking
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."
https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/majority-of-corporate-executives-in-india-are-unfit-and-overweight-study/story/377115.html

"Style Trends 2019: Fashion’s Thumbs Up to Plus Size."
https://www.hindustantimes.com/fashion-and-trends/style-trends-2019-fashion-s-thumbs-up-to-plus-size/story-YfVa9JTxgqVZFqFahsr1mM.html

"These Curvy, Body Positive Influencers Are A Slap In The Face Of Body Shaming."
https://www.idiva.com/health-wellness/body-confidence/these-curvy-body-positive-influencers-are-a-slap-in-the-face-of-body-shaming/18002467


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

https://www.livemint.com/industry/media/allen-solly-promotes-body-positivity-through-own-your-shape-campaign-1567251049195.html

"More Indian Girls, Women Are Overweight Or Obese, Most Of Them Rich & Urban"
https://www.indiaspend.com/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."
https://www.timesnownews.com/entertainment/news/people/photo-gallery/rejected-for-being-dusky-and-curvy-sabyasachi-model-varshita-thatavarthi-sets-new-beauty-standards-in-fashion/478793

"Is ‘Inclusive Fashion’, The New Buzz Word?"
https://www.outlookindia.com/videos/is-inclusive-fashion-the-new-buzz-word/2957

"Plus-Size Actors Defy Stereotypes in India with 'Big Fat Company.'"
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/plus-size-actors-defy-stereotypes-181426668.html

Body Size Trends in India.
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/fit-india-movement-how-healthy-is-india-4384331.html

"China to Further Boost Sports, Fitness and Online Education."
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/28/c_138345844.htm

"Nepal Army Takes Action Against Seven Officers for Being Overweight."
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/nepal-army-takes-action-against-seven-officers-for-being-overweight/articleshow/70891162.cms

"The Fat Shaming We Should Be Doing."
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/aug/31/the-fat-shaming-we-should-be-doing
Quick Study:

Academic research and news about the Medical Industry
"Study: Connection Between 'Disadvantaged' Neighborhoods, Obesity."
https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/39439/20190902/study-connection-between-disadvantaged-neighborhoods-obesity
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