Celebrating women, celebrating difference: Tess Holliday’s cover of Cosmo

Cosmopolitan magazine has made headlines other than its own recently, due to its remarkable cover of Tess Holliday, a plus sized model and social media influencer- famous for, among other things, being a front runner in the body positivity movement. As usual, it has taken me while to gather my own thoughts, and when I… Read More Celebrating women, celebrating difference: Tess Holliday’s cover of Cosmo

Feminism, body image and the line between personal and political

“Body image is the new, self-involved frontier of feminist expression” wrote Lizzie Crocker in an article on The Daily Beast.┬áModern day feminist media on social platforms has focused a lot of positive attention to ‘the girl who doesn’t care what she looks like’. Growing out armpit hair or wearing no makeup is seen as a… Read More Feminism, body image and the line between personal and political