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The So What:

A really good opinion piece on the author’s view of the word Fat.
https://yaleherald.com/the-word-youre-looking-for-is-fat-726ba7137b77


This article is one of the first in a new series from Yahoo Canada called EveryBody, which “highlights the people and organizations working to end weight stigma, promote size inclusivity, and prove that everybody and every body has value."
https://ca.style.yahoo.com/friend-or-foe-is-social-media-actually-harmful-132701158.html

This article discusses how brands are trying to authentically reach the plus-size market, and some of the challenges and opportunities that accompany this journey.
https://footwearnews.com/2019/business/retail/plus-size-market-retail-apparel-wide-width-calves-shoes-1202847267/

Some information on the upcoming November FAA test that could have massive implications on the Airline industry.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/faa-test-bigger-people-smaller-seats-scli-intl/index.html

An article on getting pregnant while fat, from fat-positive and feminist fertility coach, Nicola Salmon.
https://honey.nine.com.au/latest/ivf-overweight-help-fat-women-get-pregnant/4be2b301-35f1-4441-add0-28f72593175f

What's the Story?

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

“How the Menswear Plus Size Market is Gaining Momentum.”
https://fashionunited.uk/news/business/how-the-menswear-plus-size-market-is-gaining-momentum/2019100145546


“11 Honoré to Launch Plus-Sized Diane von Furstenberg Dresses.”
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/a29320528/11-honore-diane-von-furstenberg/

“Tula Launches Social Media Campaign With Body Positivity Influencer Mik Zazon.”
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tula-launches-social-media-campaign-204400190.html

“Blink Fitness Empowers its Members to Work Out Anytime, Anywhere with Their Enhanced Mobile App.”
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/blink-fitness-empowers-its-members-to-work-out-anytime-anywhere-with-their-enhanced-mobile-app-300929101.html

“Nudea: Lingerie's Latest Inclusive Disruptor.”
https://www.drapersonline.com/news/nudea-lingeries-latest-inclusive-disruptor/7037755.article

“Amsale Puts Thousands Of Fashion Possibilities At Your Fingertips With Amsale x You Bridesmaids.”
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amsale-puts-thousands-of-fashion-possibilities-at-your-fingertips-with-amsale-x-you-bridesmaids-300929015.html

“NYC Athleisure Brand Alala Debuts Plus-Size Collection.”
https://www.amny.com/things-to-do/alala-plus-size-collection-1.37063252

“Nike and Other Major Retailers Make Push Into 'Extended Size' Market.”
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nike-and-other-major-retailers-make-push-into-extended-size-market-115425341.html

“8 Plus Size Jewellery Designers You Need To Have On Your Radar.”
https://www.styledemocracy.com/plus-size-jewellery-designers/

The Vibe:

Social listening and different perspectives on size-related topics.
“Welcome to the New Frontier of Plus-Size Male Modeling.”
https://www.thecut.com/2019/10/the-new-frontier-of-plus-size-male-modeling.html


“Makeup Is Important To Plus-Size Women. Why Does The Beauty Industry Ignore Us?”
https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/makeup-beauty-plus-size-women

“More Plus-Size Models Walked At Fashion Week Than Ever, But There's A Catch.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/plus-size-models-fashion-week_l_5d938185e4b0e9e76053d5b3

“Brie Read, Founder of Snag: My tights Fit For Purpose.”
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/brie-read-founder-of-snag-my-tights-fit-for-purpose-dclc0cc6f

“Here's How to Find a Gym That's Size-Friendly.”
https://www.self.com/story/finding-size-friendly-gyms

“Body-Positive Fitness Spaces Must Include Fat People, Queer Folks, & POC.”
https://www.bustle.com/p/body-positive-fitness-spaces-must-include-fat-people-queer-folks-poc-18230964

“Jonathan Van Ness Wants Body Image To Be A Less Taboo Topic For Men.”
https://www.bustle.com/p/jonathan-van-ness-wants-body-image-to-be-a-less-taboo-topic-for-men-18814645

“A Guide to Travelling as a Plus-Size Person.”
https://www.gadventures.com/blog/guide-travelling-plus-size-person/

“YouTuber Sierra Schultzzie Is One To Watch In Plus-Size Fashion.”
https://www.bustle.com/p/youtuber-sierra-schultzzie-is-one-to-watch-in-plus-size-fashion-18792591

“Style Q&A: Canadian Brand Gus Sloan Aims to Fight Size Stigmas.”
https://vancouversun.com/life/fashion-beauty/style-qa-canadian-brand-gus-sloan-aims-to-fight-size-stigmas

“Plus Size Fashion in the Steel City.”
https://www.thesil.ca/plus-size-fashion-in-the-steel-city

“This Instagram Account Proves That Fat People Have Always Been Here.”
https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/historical-fat-people-interview
Global Outlook:

Size-related product, marketing and policy news from around the world.
“All Bodies are Beautiful: Indonesian Lingerie Brand Nipplets Promotes Self-Love Through Body Positivity Campaign.”
https://coconuts.co/jakarta/features/all-bodies-are-beautiful-indonesian-lingerie-brand-nipplets-promotes-self-love-through-body-positivity-campaign/

“Study: Fat Finns Tip the Scales into Obesity.”
https://newsnowfinland.fi/health-lifestyle/study-fat-finns-tip-the-scales-into-obesity
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