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 … Continue reading 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.Β Modern 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 … Continue reading Feminism, body image and the line between personal and political