Crop top, bodysuit, skinny jeans — Nadia Aboulhosn (@nadiaaboulhosn) wears any little thing she pleases, keyword “little.” “People try to shame me with, ‘Oh, you shouldn’t be wearing that,’” says the 28-year-old Los Angeles-based blogger, model and fashion designer. “I’m not gonna feel guilty because someone feels uncomfortable.” Half-Lebanese, Nadia grew up surrounded by women happy with their shapely hips, yet she soon realized there was a dearth of cute clothing choices for them. Instead of shrouding their curves, she thought, why not flaunt them? “When I started blogging in 2010, there weren’t a lot of people who looked like me in the fashion industry — 5’3” [1.6 meters] and thicker, with bigger eyebrows,” she explains. “I’ve helped normalize girls of all sizes to be able to wear whatever they want and be unapologetic for it. Your life isn’t for them. It’s for you.”
This post is in celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll be highlighting the stories of women doing extraordinary things around the world.
Photo by @nadiaaboulhosn