“Maybe this will make sense when we play it back?” – Amy
The answer was no. It still didn’t make sense.
Welcome to Episode 16!
Here’s Kid Cudi’s statement about depression:
“My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it,” the rapper wrote on Facebook. “I can’t make new friends because of it. I [don’t] trust anyone because of it and [I’m] tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling.”
Here are our texts from the Brazilian Steakhouse:
SIXTY SEVEN PERCENT. Sixty. Seven. Percent. The Invisible Majority.
67% of American women are plus size, and yet they make up less than 2% of the images we see.
Refinery 29 says:
Beginning today, we are breaking the plus-size woman out of the niche and into the mainstream. During the launch week, 67% of the bodies you see on our site, in our newsletter, and on our Instagram and Snapchat channels will be plus-size. To do this, we’ve made significant changes within Refinery29 to fully represent the 67% this week, and beyond. For the last six months, we’ve been shooting stock photography and redesigning illustrations to more accurately reflect the women who make up the majority of our country. And we’re partnering with Getty Images to make this collection available to other outlets that wish to join us in closing the representation gap.Making this change, even on one website, wasn’t easy. Not only have we faced practical challenges, but we’ve had to reckon with deeper issues of bias and prejudice along the way. Effecting real and lasting change on a grand scale will require collaboration with more websites, media outlets, and, of course, you. As an audience, your power is significant and undeniable, and we can’t go anywhere if you’re not along for the ride. So if this is the kind of change you’d like to see, start by looking at the images before you. The first step is simple: See the 67%. The next steps, we’ll take together. Who’s with us?