More than 67 percent of women in the U.S. are considered plus size (size 14 and up) yet those women make up less than two percent of the images in media consumed by a female audience. Refinery29 and Lane Bryant are aiming to change that through The 67% Project, an initiative through which Refinery29 will include a broader range of women across all of its editorial content.
New York artist Shantell Martin is accusing retailer Lane Bryant of stealing her work in the latest online flap over a fashion brand lifting designs from creatives without asking permission—or paying them.
SheKnows Media has released its list of nominees for the second annual #Femvertising Awards, honoring brands that have worked to challenge gender stereotypes.
Earlier this year, Sports Illustrated made national headlines for featuring a plus-size model on the cover of its iconic Swimsuit Issue for the first time ever. Upon the cover's reveal, editor MJ Day proclaimed, "Beauty is not cookie-cutter.
In a scandal that may spark déjà vu among observers with a long memory, retailer Lane Bryant is accusing TV networks ABC and NBC of refusing to air a body-positive lingerie ad featuring plus-size models. "This Body," created by MDC-owned Laird+Partners, features Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Ashley Graham alongside industry colleagues Precious Lee, Tara Lynn, Denise Bidot and Georgia Pratt, wearing little or no clothing while boxing, breastfeeding and striking poses, delivering confident lines about their curvy bodies. Bryant claims the networks rejected the commercial outright. ABC declined to comment to People, and NBC said it simply asked for minor edits as part of a routine review. Lane Bryant denies the latter, and also refuses to make any changes to the creative.