A Preview: Partnership in Plus-Sized Fashion Industry Combats Body Image Stereotypes

In a world filled with mixed, and often negative, messages increasingly aimed at younger and younger generations, plus sized fashion designer Rheba Turnbull and her effervescent La Physique models, along with photographer and creator of “The Curves Ahead Project ” Mickey Armstrong have created a unique partnership that they hope will help combat these negative messages and stereotypes.

95% of those with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 to 25, and anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents. Recently, a strong push has come to empower and educate teens about the importance of being healthy- both physically and mentally- and truly loving who they are regardless of whether they look like someone else’s pre-conceived notion of beauty. This is the same message that has united La Physique and The Curves Ahead Project in the common goal of promoting self-acceptance and educating society on the many shapes, sizes, and shades of beauty that exist in our society.

Coming Sunday, September 1st, you will be able to read more about the problem itself and how La Physique and The Curves Ahead Project are leading the way in education and empowerment in an effort to prevent this issue in the future.

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