People We Love

On top of the career she’s already built for herself, Emily’s debut young adult novel Light Years released from Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster in September.
"It's my small way of changing the world. And therefore, it's my duty."
With two hugely successful books and a television show on the horizon with real fat girls on TV, it seemed like the perfect time to interview Samantha Irby.
"Not all fat women are sexless crones pressed to lose weight. We have friends and we hate our jobs and we go to slasher movies and not all of us can secretly sing. That is what I want to see on television."
I called Gallo up this summer to talk about her new music, our shared Narnia obsession, and the importance of maintaining a strong sense of childlike wonder.
"Everyone's so eager to grow up and to let go of their youth, and I think there's something really amazing about that child-like sense of wonder that I personally don't even want to lose."
"I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption."
I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption.
"I'm hoping that it goes beyond saying a new set of names and actually really changing how we think about everything in this conversation, both in the conversations around policing and racial profiling and the silent mass incarceration, but also in the conversations we have about violence against women."
"I'm hoping that it goes beyond saying a new set of names and actually really changing how we think about everything in this conversation, both in the conversations around policing and racial profiling and the silent mass incarceration, but also in the conversations we have about violence against women."
Before Instagram body positivity (actually before Instagram, period), there was tumblr body positivity. I was lucky enough to take a different turn within tumblr’s maze of angst and anguish: body positivity.
"Me being fat and naked is the sort of most apparent part of what happens, but then there's an opportunity for more additional layers to be revealed, and for people to walk away, hopefully with something more than just that."
I normally go through PR music tracks as I work, listening while I type up an email or proofread
"People think it’s a weakness, but actually you are so much stronger when you can be vulnerable in front of people."
By merely standing up for herself and showing the world what that can look like, Hage became an everyday hero.
"People do not care about fat people’s health. They care about their fat. They care about making sure that fat people are intimidated, and it’s not okay."
We love Kane because she takes the position of kindness and generosity above all else, creating safe spaces online for plus sizes, especially those above a US size 24. She backs that up by creating clothing for those bodies, as well.
"I have never felt more self-actualized as I do in this moment in my life and that is what it is all about. Not being what you think you should be, but being who you are."
We’re trying to use the powers of the internet for good, by breaking down these artificial barriers rather than reinforcing them, and by giving people a way to connect with those they might never have encountered otherwise.