Alton Towers Crash Victim Vicky Balch Makes Her Modelling Debut

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Style

Vicky Balch, the student who lost her leg after the Alton Towers roller coaster crash, has made her catwalk debut after being signed by a modelling ag...

Teen Model With Down's Syndrome Takes A Stand Against Bullying

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Style

Gigi Cunningham is a 17-year-old model determined to change the face of beauty. The teenager, who was born with Down's syndrome, has revealed she w...

MOBO Season To Highlight Black People Are More Than Just Music!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

It's really important to change the perception of the black community in the UK. They're not all rappers, reality stars, gang members or footballers. Just as many have careers in medicine, law, fashion, journalism and more but aren't ever given any profile in public.

#ThisIsPlus Women And Men Call Out The Lack Of Diversity In Plus Size Fashion Advertising

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Style

One woman's call for greater diversity in plus size fashion advertising is stirring up a storm online, with hundreds of women and men taking to Twitte...

Alexa Chung Joins The Campaign For More Diversity In Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Style

Alexa Chung has followed in the footsteps of Gigi Hadid and spoken out about body image and diversity in the fashion industry. Chung reveals that p...

H&M's Muslim Model On Hijabs, Modesty And Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Style

H&M's Close The Loop campaign made headlines for all the right reasons this month. The brand famously featured models of all ages, races, body types a...

The UK's Creative Industries Need to Be More Creative When Looking for New Talent

Kanya King | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Kanya King

If the UK's creativity is its most high-profile export, what does the "diversity deficit" actually reveal about us to the rest of the world? And more fundamentally, what does it mean for the wealth of incredible talent that lies in these chronically under-leveraged communities?

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

Hayley Hasselhoff On Why She Likes Being 'Plus Size'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Style

Hayley Hasselhoff, daughter of David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach, is carving a name for herself as a plus size model. Signed with top agencies Wilhe...

Why Diversity Really Does Matter

Karen Blackett | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Karen Blackett

Thankfully, we have progressed since the days depicted in Mad Men. Black and ethnic minority families are portrayed in a number of fast-moving consumer goods and retailer adverts on our screens and in magazines, but there are still sectors where there is a noticeable absence.

Tess Holliday Is Designing Her Own Plus Size Clothing Line

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

Tess Holliday is one of the most talked about names in plus size fashion. From her landmark People magazine cover, to starring in H&M's latest camp...

Sophia Loren Gets Own D&G Lipstick, Reminds Us Beauty Is Ageless

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

There is no age limit to beauty and Sophia Loren is living proof of this. Dolce & Gabbana have honoured the 81-year-old by creating a lipstick for...

New MAC Model Bravely Shares Body Shaming Story In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

MAC cosmetics' latest campaign features a model who you may not have heard of before, but whose name will soon be very well known - Luzmaria Vargas. ...

Ofcom Could Play Lead Role in TV Diversity

Adrian Lester | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Lester

Ofcom could define what true "diversity" in television actually means - as opposed to leaving it up to the best intentions of each broadcaster to come up with their own definition. These definitions or rules don't have to be slapped down on each channel from on high. They can be measures that are drawn up with the broadcasters. The objective here is to reflect our incredibly rich national identity back to us so that we have a deeper understanding of our past and our present. I believe it will help our society form a more cohesive present and future.

Does The Hijab Have A Place At London Fashion Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

More and more people are speaking out about the issue of diversity at London Fashion Week, and now one brand is keen to start a discussion about featu...

Lingerie Model Without Legs, Kanya Sesser, Is Our Body Confidence Hero

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A lingerie model who was born without legs has shared a body confident message for people with disabilities. Kanya Sesser, 23, earns over $1000 (£...

Why Your Minority Students Need Role Models - And Where to Find Them

Tatiana August-Schmidt | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Tatiana August-Schmidt

There is a growing mismatch between the diversity of students and teachers in schools across England. In 2014, nearly 30 per cent of pupils in state-f...

Model Says: 'Many Are Afraid To Speak Out About Pressure To Be Dangerously Skinny'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

A petition launched by model Rosie Nelson asking the Government to create a law to protect people in the fashion industry from the pressure to be "dan...

British Fashion Council Responds To Criticism Over 'Ultra-Skinny Models' At LFW

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

London Fashion Week's organisers have spoken out about how they are working to increase diversity among models, following criticism over the use of "u...

The New London Agency Leading the Way for Diverse Models

Lou Mensah | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

Using the Internet, people from all ethnicities and backgrounds are becoming more comfortable presenting their image to the world, thus challenging the mainstream notions of the beauty ideal. Together with agencies like Lorde Inc., the fashion landscape is in a state of perfect flux.

Some Thoughts on Encouraging Reflective Self-Critique for Human Rights Activists & Advocates and Seekers of Social Justice

Noam Schimmel | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

I find myself asking these questions and being concerned with the issues they raise in relation to my human rights advocacy and social change efforts and those of others.

#LFW4ll: Does #LFW Have A Diversity Problem?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

London Fashion Week fans enjoy watching the shows for the excitingly diverse array of new styles to feast their eyes on - sadly the same level of dive...

Beth Ditto Takes A Step For Catwalk Diversity At New York Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

Beth Ditto walked the Marc Jacobs catwalk last night - the final show of New York Fashion Week. Ditto, singer of The Gossip and plus-size clothing ...

#LFW4All Isn't Just About Colour And Diversity On The Catwalks - It's About Our Young Women

Poorna Bell | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style
Poorna Bell

It comes down to as simple a principle as this: if we are holding up a standard of beauty, and we don't see people who look like us reflected in that standard, it doesn't make us feel particularly beautiful.

H&M's Latest Campaign Proves Diversity Is Hot

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

H&M has proudly acknowledged the diverse groups of people in the world in their latest fashion campaign. 'Close the Loop' features people of differ...