Today we are starting a new series all about fashion design! Our first video covers the basics you need to know and a bit about our design approach, but we want to hear what you want to see from this series!
Today Dr. Deborah Christel, Ph.D, talks about why clothes (and self-expression through clothes) matter!
Why do we care so much about the clothing we wear?
Our clothing communicates who we feel we are.
If the clothes don’t match what we feel inside then we aren’t being authentic.
If you try to be someone you’re not, people will catch on, and we can feel that – people are distracted and spend all their time thinking about how something feels phony or how something is off, instead of thinking...
Today Dr. Deb, continues our series on fat shaming and weight bias. Today's topic: weight loss culture! Who is fat in weight loss culture? There are many institutions that are eager to tell you that you're fat - government, health insurance, doctors, nurses, popular media, advertising, fashion, strangers, friends, family, lovers and of course the bathroom scale. How many of us weigh ourselves everyday?
Today Dr. Deb begins a new video series that delves into fat shaming and weight bias!
The root of a lot of problems in the fashion industry stem from weight bias. So, while I’ve been studying fashion, I’ve also been researching weight bias and fat shaming for about 8 years. So today, I want to define Fat shaming, explain why do we do it? And give you the first step towards reducing weight bias.
the act or practice of humiliating someone judged to be fat or overweight by...
Why is Cotton so great? Where do I begin.....
Cotton is a natural crop that has been used by humans dated back to 600BC. Cotton is harvested like many other crops - by humans who farm and till the land! It has always been a labor intensive process but one so worth it because of the tremendous benefits of its use in fabric. Cotton has many advantages, such as its ability to control moisture, insulate, provide comfort and it is also hypoallergenic, weather-proof and is a durable fabric.
Highlights from Dr. Deborah Christel's Fashion AMA.
An Ask Me Anything (AMA) Event is a unique way to create and to engage with one another. As a host, I decided to use the platform to answer questions about body positivity and plus-size clothing.
Here are some of the highlights! For the full Q&A click here.