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Body Positivity In The Fashion Industry

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The fashion industry has been trending towards more inclusivity in body types in recent years.

A number of movements out there are about meeting your body where it’s at and not letting dominant ideas of a “perfect body” detract you from feeling however you want about yours.

Summer is hot on our heels and some of us are finally ready to get out there for the first time in the better part of a year. Two body positivity advocates explain why they're pushing for a more inclusive fashion industry that would cater to more body types.

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