When the show is over and I’m living in my plus size body replaying a highlight reel in my head, I frankly feel sad knowing that such a prominent company is promoting such an obtainable ideal.
For those of us who have been plus-size from a very young age, the discussion on our bodies (and of other people's opinions of them) that was started by "Real Women Have Curves" hit close to home.
She was given a gym membership at age 9 and forced to wear maternity clothes by 13. Now, plus-size model and activist Natalie Hage takes us on her journey of becoming a role model for curvy women nationwide, with the introduction of her original Yahoo series, "Curves Ahead."
Natalie Hage documents her first trip to New York Fashion Week, capturing the joys and fears she experienced.
This year saw more plus-size models than any other year in NYFW’s history, and we also saw plus-EXCLUSIVE shows like Addition Elle and Torrid and queer fashion showcases like Dapper Q that highlight gender expression.
It was so unexpected to hear from someone so beautiful and strong that they’ve felt the same uneasy feelings that we all have. I can’t tell you how comforting it was.
Her modeling career has really taken off, but McGrady still has to deal with trolls. We talk to her about her past struggles and the Instagram feature she uses to manage commenters.