Naomi Shimada: the model making sure positive body image isn't a fad

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the Guardian—The activist is aiming to dismantle tokenism in the fashion world. Since leaving diets and demands behind, as a size 14-16, she’s been working hard to both challenge and reclaim the ‘plus-sized’ label Naomi Shimada is seventh in The Chain In March, American Vogue named model and body image activist Naomi Shimada a “street style star to watch”, applauding her “feminist work”. But 30-year-old Shimada – who has been photographed by lensmen such as Rankin – wants plus-size (the bracket in which she...

Women feel worse about their bodies when shown bikini model images. Females shown media images of 'perfect' bikini models made them most feel conscious about their own stomach then overall weight and waist, a study from Chapman University in California found.