When the thin woman in her yoga class praised Sarah Stevens’ poses as “just so awesome,” Stevens knew what that really meant.Her poses were just so awesome, Stevens translated in her mind, for a fat girl.“Internally, I was angry at her. I was like, ‘B----, please,’” Stevens said. “As soon as that went down, I knew I had to write about it.”The encounter a few weeks ago in a Quad-City yoga studio inspired the Rock Island woman’s latest blog on the Beautifull Project, a multi-platform side-hustle she launched in January.She didn’t just write about it, though. To truly make her point, Stevens decided she would have to show readers what she looks like, with just a sports bra and leggings on, during her regular yoga practice.“I’m a writer and words have always been really safe to me,” she said. “But if you can’t see me, then you don’t understand what went down between me and that … [Read more...] about The Beautifull Project: Rock Island woman invites others to share their body stories
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By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 3:00 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Utah-based online retailer Mexitrend has ignited a firestorm on Instagram and Twitter with a marketing strategy that uses white models with hashtags like #WhiteGirlsWearMexican to sell imported Mexican goods. Some shoppers accuse the owners of cultural appropriation, and have called for a boycott of the company’s merchandise. Esmeralda De Los Santos, a marketing professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, described the social media strategy as “patronizing and condescending.” “It suggests a superiority of one group of people over another, which is why it’s distasteful,” she said. Cultural appropriation is an academic term that’s erupted into the mainstream lexicon in recent years after an African-American woman at San Francisco State University confronted a white student with dreadlocks in 2016 and the video post went viral. It’s … [Read more...] about Mexitrends apparel evokes online outrage with #WhiteGirlsWearMexican marketing campaign