• Philomena Kwao: It's Lonely Being A Black Plus-Size Model

    6 days ago - By MadameNoire

    If, from the outside looking in, women of color and women of a certain size feel neglected, dismissed, and ignored by the fashion industry, imagine how difficult it must be to actually be a part of that industry, but not really. To be a token of sorts, one of the few who was let in to the secret society, that's the experience Black plus-size model Philomena Kwao discusses in a new EPIX documentary, Straight/Curve.
    As the name might suggest, Straight/Curve explores the unrealistic beauty standards that have come to define the fashion industry and the damaging effects they have on women and...
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