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Just Take the Picture

Posing information is usually tailored to smaller bodies, and when it is given for bigger bodies, it’s usually about hiding our weight. It has taken me a long time to find poses that actually feel flattering to my body and don’t have a huge learning curve. I hope everything I share in this piece can help people of all body types, and I’m especially rooting for all my bigger folks reading this. 

Asian Representation in the Fat Community

Whenever I shop in the plus-size section of a website, I never see plus-size Asians modeling the clothes. Let’s dissect the different stigmas and stereotypes that may be limiting Asian representation within this specific community of fat models.

Is the way we talk about Desi aunties rooted in misogyny?

Many young Desis struggle against the “log kya kahenge” mindset almost every day. But while this sentiment reigns among a lot of elderly Indians, regardless of gender, we seem to be most pressed by the imposition of these standards by the aunties. Let’s explore why we disproportionately blame older Indian women for their internalized biases and how we can move away from that.

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About Me
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Hi, I’m Renuka! I love to examine the intersections between fashion, equity, and identity. This is a body-positive space for South Asian exploration of fashion and community.

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