Last year, I met with Natalie Abruzzo on a snowy Valentine’s Day in New York City to shoot an interview for her documentary film and multimedia project, The Sixty-Six Percent. Today, I am pleased to announce that it is done and premiering next week! Here’s a description of the short film:
The Sixty-Six Percent is about women in the U.S. – the overwhelming majority of which are overweight (66%) according to the CDC, thus considered “plus-size” by the fashion industry, yet are treated as the minority in women’s wear.
The film explores the annual event, Full-Figured Fashion Week, which seeks to counteract the normative behavior that has been perpetuated by New York Fashion Week in continuing to drape society’s belief in beauty as being an unattainable fantasy.
If you are in the NYC area, come check it out these free events, one at Brooklyn College and the other at Women’s eNews. I will be attending the one in downtown Manhattan at Women’s eNews on April 1st and participating in a Q&A panel with some amazing plus-size industry leaders. Join us and be a part of the conversation about culture, perceptions, and consumers.