A New Commitment to Curves!
Dear Divas --
When deciding to transform our monthly virtual magazine, we consulted not only the curvy community, but the industry’s movers and shakers. We wanted their thoughts on the transformation of the plus size woman in the media and fashion world over the past several years. Here is what we have learned:
Most attribute the birth of MODE Magazine in the Spring of 1997 to the start of the curvy transformation. With that first issue, a wave was set in motion that not only shifted the way the plus size woman viewed herself, but opened the eyes of the media and fashion world as well. When MODE ceased publication in late 2001 a hush was heard and fear set in. Without MODE, where was our voice?
But, the curvy community had faith -- faith that we would progress -- faith that change would continue and faith that dynamic women like:
- Michele Weston, Emme, Catherine Schuller, Catherine Lippincott...
- Actors Camryn Manheim, Kathy Najimy, Lorretta Devine, Kathy Bates, Tyne Daly, Marissa Winoukur...
- Writers Jennifer Weiner, Wendy Shanker and others would continue being our voice to the public and the media.
We continue to be inspired by these women and all of the incredible women who make up the Venus Diva community. As we looked to the future and the redesign of our monthly magazine, we used this inspiration to “Recommit Ourselves to Curves.” The result is the birth of V:mag, a magazine dedicated to moving the curvy movement ahead by focusing on: Your Life, Your Dreams, Your Style and Your Curves. Our goal with V:mag is to:
Celebrate women in all our curvy forms by filling the pages with
uplifting stories and achievements
Design a platform where curvy women and industry professionals
can promote growth and influence change
Introduce ideas and companies that are passionate about design
and fashion for the fuller figure
Build a resource that curvy women can depend on
In our next issue, we will be including letters and comments from you, so please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you think. You and your ideas continue to inspire us.
The Venus Divas