Media Influences

5 Reasons Why EBONY’s March Cover is Groundbreaking

By Ashley M. Williams--EBONY Magazine’s March cover is nothing short of groundbreaking. When I first saw the cover, I was immediately in a little bit of shock, to tell you the truth.

Kim Kardashian’s Nude Selfie is Not Enough

By Nichole Petroy--By now, you’ve heard of the Kim Kardashian nude selfie. You know which one, don't you?

Where Are the Realistic Toys for Boys?

By Emery Gewirtz--Inclusive and body-positive toys for girls seems to be more important than ever before.

Mattel Should Take a Cue from Lammily’s Male Figures

By Kaitlin Irwin--You may have heard about Lammily, the “realistic” doll alternative to Barbie.

Ashley Graham’s Historic 'Sports Illustrated' Cover Proves Beauty Is Not “One-Size-Fits-All”

By Ashley Michelle Williams--Wanting to change yourself to meet arbitrary standards of beauty is completely overrated—and I’m happy to say that plus-size model Ashley Graham just proved that to the world.


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