Bebe Rexha: The Queen of Body Positivity

on January 28, 2019

Bebe Rexha slams fashion designers for allegedly calling her “too big” to style her a custom made dress for her recent Grammy nomination. Rexha, the American singer, songwriter, and record producer, brought light to the situation last Monday, January 21 on an Instagram post where she cursed out the fashion designers that her team reached out to in order to style her.

The story goes that Rexha, 29, had recently been nominated for a Grammy. She praised the fact that this happened to her in her Instagram post because this is what music artists work for; winning a Grammy, let alone being nominated for one, is an ultimate dream in the music industry. Usually, an artists team reaches out to designers in order to create a custom dress for the artist to walk on the red carpet in. Upon receiving her feedback from these designers, this was her response in the Instagram video:

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“So, I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like, the coolest thing ever. And a lot of times, artists will go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet,” Rexha explains. “So, I had my team hit out a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big. Literally, I’m too big,” Rexha continues.

“If a size 6/8 is too big, then I don’t know what to tell you,” she lashes out. “Then I don’t want to wear your f—— dresses because that’s crazy ‘cause you’re saying that all the women in the world that are a size 8 and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses. So to all the people who said I’m thick and I can’t wear your dresses, f— you, I don’t want to wear your f—— dresses.”

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Moral of the story, the Fashion Industry continues to slander body positivity throughout every season and platform. It is understandable that the runway has a specific silhouette to abide by in order to showcase a show’s season, however moments like this where they refuse to dress someone because they are “too big” is just plain juvenile. This is basically telling women and men that they can’t wear their clothing because their body is not beautiful enough. Saying that someone who is above a size 6 is too big to style is saying that body positivity doesn’t exist within that brand. These brands will forever be known for not empowering women and instead belittling them to these high beauty standards that this industry has been trying to get over for years.

We’re in a generation where body positivity has been an ongoing process in acceptance, but seeing fashion designers – the Gods and Kings of the entire industry – slander women like Rexha for being too big to style is taking a step back. Seeing fashion designers who are praised as role models in the industry pull this stunt completely demolishes any chances for them to become a voice for body positivity anytime soon.

 

 

FASHOM thrives on making people feel comfortable in their own skin. Having these big fashion brands discriminate against women of any body shape is something that should not be taken lightly. This is a huge developed issue that has seemingly gotten worse throughout the industry and we want to make women feel comfortable enough to love their body. Rexha is a voice for women of all body types and it needs to be remembered that regardless what size you are, you are beautiful no matter what; embrace it.

 

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5 Empowering & Inspirational Body Positivity Bloggers

on September 10, 2017

Beautiful, bodacious and bold, these five women are unapologetically confident and they have every right to be. Each and every one of the influencers that are listed below celebrates and promotes body positivity, self-love and the true art of fashion. These ladies encourage people through blogs and personal movements that urge individuals to break the unrealistic and idealistic beauty and body standards that have been heavily portrayed by the media, fashion industry, and celebrities through various platforms.

These five women are showcasing the importance of using your voice to speak on and stand up for what you believe in, especially when you’re lucky enough to have a large following base. It’s imperative that humans remember that their shapes, sizes, and colors aren’t what makes them beautiful, so Fashom thanks, those individuals that are constantly reminding people it’s what’s on the inside that truly matters!

Below are Fashom’s top FIVE empowering and inspirational body and beauty activist.

One. Jasmine

Follow Jasmine on Instagram @myssematch

Two. Stephanie Eboah

Follow Isha on Instagram @nerdabouttown

Three. Melissa

Follow Melissa on Instagram @yourstruelymelly

Four. Megan Jayne Crabbe

 

Five. Saucyé West

Follow Saucyé on Instagram @saucyewest

It is Fashom’s duty to continuously encourage women to accept themselves just as they are. Whether or not if an individual’s physique is labeled as “slender,” “curvy” or “fat” is irrelevant to us because all bodies are beautiful regardless of what society has labeled their body type. To all the women out there who are suffering and having trouble loving their bodies to the fullest, remember that you are #BetterAsIAm!

 

Written by: Darean Derae Rhodes

 

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Stop Calling Body Positivity “Brave”

on July 13, 2017

The Misconception of Body Positivity

A body positive Instagrammer, Kenzie Brenna, expressed a divergent take on body positivity and the real definition of bravery in her recent post. Society views photos of plus-size women or women with more cellulite or stretch makes as very brave. However, Brenna believes this is not bravery.

To Brenna, bravery needs an act of courage. Courage is something you do out of strength when the odds are all against you. So what is a good example of this? Brenna uses firefighters as a prime act of bravery. They risk their own lives to save civilians. Models are not labeled brave, athletes in sports bras or swimsuits are not labeled brave, but models with “flaws” are labeled brave.

“I just exist”, states Brenna.

As a society, we should accept our insecurities and be better at loving ourselves, and just exist. Not every model who shows his/her flaws is actually “brave”.

Brenna is one of many people out there who feel this way about “bravery”. Here, at Fashom, we emphasize the same qualities that Brenna is preaching. We appreciate our users for existing and presenting themselves just the way they are. It’s that simple.

Thank you, Brenna, for your amazing words!

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