April Poll Results on Body Image Activists and Petites (and Giveaway Recepient)

ShareLast month, we asked our readers: Do you think anti-size zero activists understand that zero can be a “real” size for petites?  The results were definitely not surprising: While 31% of you believed that body image activists only had issues with tall, size zero models, 23% of you believed that they don’t quite understand the […]

A Short, Slim Girl’s View on Body Image

Share NOTE: This post is for Body Image Warrior Week, which I am participating in.  Many of the points in this post have been written about before on this site, so regular readers, please bear with me :). As a short, slim woman, sometimes I feel like I’m not considered “real.”  I’ve freaked a lot […]

You Hate Vanity Sizing!

Share We aren’t surprised here at Shorty Stories!  65% of you mentioned that you did not like vanity sizing because you have been sized out of clothing at most stores.  Another 25% of you don’t know what vanity sizing is (REALLY?  Haven’t you noticed that you’re taking a smaller size, despite NOT losing weight?).  5% […]

More Petite Diversity Needed!

ShareAlmost every petite blog, including mine, is run by “Hollywood sized” women – short and thin – usually size 2 or less.  Where are the non-size 2 or below bloggers?  I know that you are out there, and do blog.  But why don’t you guys join in the petite revolution?  As many bloggers have said, […]

Reopening the Size Zero is Curvy debate from June 22

ShareI was going to write about another topic today, but felt that I had to get this out of the way first. I recently received a very late anonymous reply/comment from a post dated June 22 where I wrote about size zero and its “curvyness.” In this reply, the poster called me an “idiot” and […]

Video: Comparing Petites with Regular Sizes

Share OK guys, the video that compares petite sizes with regular sizes is now up. I know it’s a little choppy, but it’s the first time I’ve edited a video on my computer! 🙂 I promise that there’ll be more videos to come in the future. Please feel free to make comments and also, let […]

Models Threat To Sue Blocked Size Zero Ban

ShareFrom a February 11 Observer article Alexandra Shulman, an editor of (British?) Vogue and member of the London Fashion Council, said this: “We would not be allowed to discriminate in that way. It would be like saying you can’t have black or white models. By imposing new rules on models’ size, you would be trying […]