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The So What:

Last week I went to New York to attend Curvy Con - an event that brings "plus size Brands, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Bloggers and YouTubers into one space, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy."  The event was held during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with the purpose of bringing size-inclusivity to the forefront of NYFW. There were a plethora of articles about the event, but these were the three I thought were most interesting.

"How Two Women Turned $12 Into the Curvy Con, the Biggest Plus-Size Event at Fashion Week."
https://www.glamour.com/story/cece-olisa-chastity-garner-curvycon-interview

"The 'F' Word: At New York Fashion Week, Being Fat Is Still Taboo."
https://www.glamour.com/story/fat-mural-new-york-fashion-week

"Ever Notice How Even Plus-Size Models Have the Same Body Type?"
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ever-notice-even-plus-size-211500818.html

 
What's the Story?

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

"Christian Siriano’s Focus on Size Inclusivity Continues With J. Jill Collaboration."
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/christian-siriano-launches-j-jill-size-inclusive-collaboration-1237537

"The Rebecca Minkoff x Stitch Fix Collection is Available to Shop Now Via Stitch Fix."
https://people.com/style/rebecca-minkoff-teams-up-with-stitch-fix-on-size-inclusive-capsule-collection-just-in-time-for-nyfw/

The Vibe:

Social listening and different perspectives on size-related topics.
"Who is #BodyPositivity for? It Depends Who You Ask."
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/bodypositivity/

"'Fat Monica' is the Ghost that Continues to Haunt Friends 25 Years Later."
https://ew.com/tv/2019/09/04/fat-monica-friends-25-years-later/

"Lizzo Thinks the Internet Is the Key to More Body Positivity."
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lizzo-thinks-the-internet-is-the-key-to-more-body-positivity.html/

"Fat Woman Denied Manicure at Nail Salon."
https://meaww.com/large-texas-woman-denied-pedicure-at-roses-nail-salon-houston-as-she-might-break-a-chair

"One Size Does Not Fit All."
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/wellness/2019/09/09/new-ideas-weight-gain-traction-one-size-does-not-fit-all/2257318001/
Quick Study:

Academic research and news about the Medical Industry
"New Research Examines the Treacherous Experience of Being “Fat” at Work."
https://qz.com/work/1702660/the-lived-experiences-of-being-fat-at-work/

"Trouble for the Pentagon: The Troops Keep Packing on The Pounds."
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/us/military-obesity.html
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