Michole was one of many model hopefuls who attended our local model call in Detroit. Although she was not cast as a runway model for our Curves in Motion Fashion Showcase, her submission video for the Ultimate Fuller Woman Contest touched all of us. With the help of our sponsors we are celebrating this amazing Fuller Woman by gifting to her:
What makes you a fuller woman has less to do with your appearance and more to do with how you move in the world, how you are able to navigate around the stigma that is placed on people of size and how you respond to it.
We generally talk about body image as it relates to women. We actively discuss the negative portrayal of women in the media and create initiatives that highlight the female plus perspective. Rarely do you see the men in the plus community in the conversation, as if they don't also struggle with the same negative stereotypes. We have been asked for several years to have events for men and we are proud to add the male perspective to the Fuller Woman Expo this year. Here are some of the reasons why its important to talk about men and body issues.