There has been soooo many conversations around the new Nike Plus Size Mannequin. Before press blew up I had made a post on both my Sarah Taylor's Journey and Fitness By Sarah Taylor's Instagram accounts with why this was such a big deal for me...
"JUST LIKE ME! Growing up I never saw a manequin that looked like me. I didn’t see bodies like mine on tv, in magazines, in movies, in the fitness industry .... or really anywhere. Seeing this manequin from @nike is soooo cool. Representation matters. We still have so far to go but we are making strides. As a plus size, body positive personal trainer and gym owner, it’s soooo cool to see this! And oh heyyyyy @nikewomen ... I’m available for modelling... #justdoit #nike#plussizefitness"
If your new to the conversation here’s what happened ... Nike released a plus size manequin in one of their UK stores.
An editor at the Telegraph in the UK released an article about the manequin saying to Nike .....”Obese mannequins are selling women a dangerous lie” .... she goes on to say “Yet the new Nike mannequin is not size 12, which is healthy, or even 16 – a hefty weight, yes, but not one to kill a woman.
She is immense, gargantuan, vast. She heaves with fat..... She is in every measure, obese and she’s not readying herself for a run in her shiny new Nike gear. She cannot run. She is more likely pre-diabetic and in her way to hip replacement ....” and she goes on.
Well Global News called asking me the same day I (a plus size personal trainer, ahtlete and model) appeared on Breakfast Television in a crop top ...to weigh in on the whole Nike plus size manequin controversy.... check out the article below
Note: I am sharing for my contribution but the eating disorder expert following my thoughts .... we are not on the same page for a lot of what she has to say.