Through the mirage of a size zero being the only size deemed beautiful, are advocates who stand up and speak out against body image, size diversity, and awareness within the fashion industry. Another campaign exposing, educating, and empowering women through promoting a positive body image is the Italian-based campaign- Curvy Can.
TheÂ gorgeous ItalianÂ plus models (left to right): Eleonora Finazzer, Mjriam Bon, Elisa Dâ€™Ospina,Â Marina Ferrari, Latvian modelÂ Aija Barzdina, and laying down, Valentina Fogliani; join forces for the campaign to pose for photographerÂ Luca Patrone to help support body image andÂ draw awareness to eating disordersÂ in the fashion industry through Curvy Can.
Referenced last week, Curvy Can is a campaign championed by Jonas Onlus, an Italian research and educating clinic involved in research, training and intervention on anorexia, bulimia, depression, and the effects of current social discourse amongst these, and Italo Izzo, the communications manager for Curvy Can.
Curvy Canâ€™s premise for the campaign is to rally against the pressures and harsh expectations on size throughout the fashion industry and to promote a positive body image. Understanding the pressures faced within the industry, these six plus size models joined this campaign, three of whom (Aija, Mjriam and Valentina) battled and/or witnessed the degradation of anorexia and bulimia and are now successful plus size models; Marina, Elisa, and Eleonora launched their careers as plus size models, and raise awareness of a positive body image through their own personal efforts.
Curvy Canâ€™s campaign consists of:
- â€œIâ€™m Not a Fashion Victimâ€ poster
- National video campaigns featured on television and websites throughout Italy
- School educational programs with Jonas Onlus
To find out more about the campaign, please visit Curvy Canâ€™s FaceBook fan page.