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McCarthy’s Contradiction

Actress Melissa McCarthy has been in the news lately with her clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which debuted August 13th on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Channel and promised to be “for every woman of every size and shape”. Other designers have come out with similar promises before and fallen short and I’ve written about a… Continue reading McCarthy’s Contradiction

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Why Isn’t Gabourey Sidibe the Face of Body Positivity?

Recently Madame Noire Magazine asked the question WHY IS MELISSA MCCARTHY THE FACE OF BODY POSITIVITY AND NOT GABOUREY SIDIBE? It’s a fair question and I’m going to hazard my own guess. Melissa’s good fatty to Gabourey’s unapologetic fatty makes for better Hollywood stories. Society and the media love fat people as long as they’re… Continue reading Why Isn’t Gabourey Sidibe the Face of Body Positivity?

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The cover up on Elle’s cover

Over the last week or so, many have weighed in about Melissa McCarthy’s appearance on the cover of Elle’s November issue.  If I hadn’t already read that it was Melissa, I wouldn’t have recognized her under a voluminous trench coat, teased hair and slimmed down face (photo shopped for sure).  The consensus is that, while showcasing a lovely,… Continue reading The cover up on Elle’s cover