Our Fashion Gets a Plus



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As a body image activist I was so impressed with your September issue [Vol. 18 #7] that I felt compelled to write in and tell you about it. 

I struggled with bulimia for 11 years and I can tell you that so many magazines these days feed into the fattist culture we live in. I am constantly frustrated by the portrayal of unhealthy, unattainable “beauty” in most media. This is why I was so excited to see a curve magazine issue with curves, where—as a big beautiful lesbian—I felt represented on almost every page. Thank you for coming to the realization that skinny isn’t the only thing that sells. That sexy in a triple X can sell too.
 

Beauty comes in a lot of different forms; in this issue of curve it was refreshing to see that rainbow of body types. I could relate to the Sassy Stacy and her battle with a diet-obsessed culture and can’t wait to get some new duds from Bertha. The Candy Store spread made me stand up and cheer. I feel like curve finally stepped up to the feminist plate and brought body image issues out of the closet and for that I am incredibly grateful.
    — Dustina Haase, Vancouver, Wash.
 

I love the magazine and read every issue from cover to cover. I want to praise the fashion coverage in the September issue [Vol. 18 #7]. In particular I applaud not only including, but featuring, plus-size fashion.
 

As a “larger-size” woman (read: average-size American woman!), I appreciate the information, tips and general coverage of fashion forwardness for all of us gals who are not size 8 and under. It would have been great to have not-skinny chicks on the cover as well.
 

But a gal can only hope for so much, and progress in any arena is, as we know, incrimental.
    — Ann Schroeder, Madison, Wis.
 

Editor’s Note: We had as much fun showing the curve-ier side of fashion and bringing attention to these designers as you had reading about it. Thanks! 

 

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