Well, this is a bit of good news after that whole Abercrombie & Fitch debacle!
Diana Di Poce, a fashion communications student at Ryerson University in Canada, has launched Dare magazine, an online publication catering to women size 12 and up.
As is often the case, the 21-year-old was inspired to make the magazine when she noticed a dearth of publications that featured plus-sized women in their pages.
Despite having a plus-size angle, however, the magazine does not specifically have that label on its cover so that readers who are not plus-sized don't feel excluded.
"I wanted to keep it more general in the way that any woman can look at the magazine and get inspiration from it. (It's) just like how I pick up an issue of Elle or Flare … even though I won't fit these outfits and I won't look like these models, I still get inspiration from it. I really hope to show women that style has no size."
For now the mag is only available digitally, but Diana has plans to turn it into a quarterly print publication.
Like the recent H&M ads featuring a size 12 bikini model, this is something that is desperately needed in the fashion world.
The idea that all bodies are beautiful should be more universally acknowledged and accepted.
We wish you the best of luck, Diana!
[Image via Dare Magazine]
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