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Sunday Link Love: Queer Couples Talk Body Image, ModCloth Launches a Body-Posi Swimsuit Campaign + More!

By Diana Denza--Can you believe that another month has flown by already? It seems like just a few weeks ago, we were trudging through the snow in waterproof boots and winter coats. And now, we’re planning beach trips and buying swimsuits (not complaining). Speaking of clothing, we’ve got some great news about the fashion industry, along with more of this week’s top news stories. Check it out below!

Trigger warning: Links to outside articles may contain references to size, weight or triggering images.

Teens of all sizes want clothes they feel comfortable in—and the proof is in their purchasing habits. According to this Teen Vogue report, the range of clothing sizes is expanding, and we have body-positive teens to thank for it.   

ModCloth is heating up swimsuit season! The brand just launched a campaign featuring badass ladies of a variety of sizes, shapes and backgrounds. The brightly-hued suits are modeled by the brand’s employees and shoppers—they even sprinkled female entrepreneurs into the mix. 

Bust Magazine explores the age-old question of “What makes mean girls mean?” Their findings may shock you.

Try not to tear up as you watch this powerful video of queer couples discussing their body image journeys.  

“I’m convinced that one of the reasons that people continue to get away with sexual violence is because we are not talking about it enough.” Read about why one survivor bravely chooses to share her story.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Proud2Bme readers, and remember: change will only happen when we speak out!

About the blogger: Diana Denza is NEDA’s youth outreach coordinator.

Header image courtesy of ModCloth 

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