Category: Celebrities

Lack of Diversity in Fashion: impacts on mental health

Today, when one looks through the catalogues and social media accounts of many well-known fashion brands, homogeneity can be expected. When focusing specifically on women’s fashion, there is a major issue of lack of representation in diversity of models. This applies to many fronts: lack of diversity in race, body size, body type, etc. Trans-women and women who don’t conform to gender “norms” are often excluded, and brands rarely depict models with visible health conditions and/or disabilities.

This lack of representation can have seriously negative impacts on the mental health of many people of different ages. Most often, models are skinny, tall, and white. When these are the only women being depicted in the media as desirable – it can weigh heavily on the shoulders of those who do not and cannot conform to these standards.

The good news: the tides seem to be changing. Certain brands have begun to combat these patterns in fashion branding. This is not in an attempt to tear current models down, but rather to lift women of all shapes, sizes, colors and statuses up. Aerie – a women’s clothing and lingerie brand – has taken on the frontline in this battle. In 2014, Aerie launched “AerieReal”, an admirable campaign to promote the beauty of all types of women in an untouched beauty campaign. Brands like Aerie serve as a beacon here and sets a positive example of how to better promote the physical and mental health of their customers.

https://www.entitymag.com/diversity-fashion-moves-slower-models-catwalk/

https://www.hercampus.com/school/western/fashion-and-mental-health

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/aerie-all-women-project-ad-diversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVJDs9nVbsY

 

 

Which celebrities are using doulas?

Doulas are having a moment. While they’ve been around for centuries, their use decreased with advent of modern medicine and hospital birthing. Recently, though, as the benefits of peer-support and non-medical birthing professionals become more well known, doulas are again becoming popular in the delivery room. There are many types of doulas, and this week’s posts will explore the different types and what they do. First, though, let’s take a look at some familiar faces that you might not have known used a doula!

 

Jessica Biel.

Kristen Bell.

Mayim Bialik

Kelly Ripa.

Kimberly Van Der Beek.

January Jones.

Erykah Badu.

Nicole Kidman.

Idina Menzel.

Tia and Tamera Mowry.

Alanis Morissette.

Alyson Hannigan.

Heidi Klum.

Mila Kunis.

Meghan Markle?

The Duchess of Sussex is set to give birth any day now and rumors have been swirling that she has hired a doula to assist her with the birth.

Do you know of any other celebrities who have used doulas? Have you used one yourself?

Check in tomorrow for information on what, exactly, a doula does.

https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/giving-birth/doula/what-is-a-doula/https://thestir.cafemom.com/celebrity_moms/215020/celebrities-who-had-doulas/254688/heidi_klum/22https://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/slideshow/9962/celebrities-who-hired-a-doula/10/https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/02/meghan-markle-doula-rumors