This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.
This week, we're talking about body acceptance and censorship; the plus size modelling industry, the co-opting of body positivity, and being thrust into the role of activist.
Nyome Nicholas-Williams is a plus size model who has worked with brands including Adidas, Boots and Dove. She's also an activist and describes herself as an advocate for mental health, body love and acceptance. In 2020, she made headlines after portraits of her were repeatedly removed from Instagram, sparking a campaign and the hashtag, #IwanttoseeNyome, eventually leading to an Instagram policy change.
If you want to learn more, here's where to find Nyome and her recommendations:
Something to read: Vice article ‘How Three Women Forced Instagram to Change its Nudity Policy’
Something to listen to: Podcast ‘The Skin You’re In: My Skin, My Beauty With Nyome Nicholas-Williams’
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