Photo by Heidi Rewell

The Overwhelming Whiteness of Fashion

You can find diversity discussions practically everywhere — except on the runway.


Photo of me (right), with my sister (top) and two cousins (bottom and left)

Mixed identity

I am typically cast for jobs that require an “ethnic” look, but never for those that call for “gorgeous” “cool” or “the classic American beauty.”   I was born with dark, thick,...


Consumers are victimized by an unrealistic industry, the author argues. Photo courtesy of Flickr creative commons.

Fashion Has a Plus-Sized Problem

The average woman wears clothing sized 16 to 18. But the fashion industry won’t get with the program.