4 November 2020

Barbie Ferreira is fun to talk to, point-blank. During this endless stretch of days that all look more or less the same, my biggest focus is just trying to stay safe and get through my to-do list, so chatting with her about her own routine provided a moment of respite from the monotony. It turns out we both love board games and have been using hair masks more than ever

30 September 2020

Okay, so I really don’t want to make this a story about Barbie Ferreira’s body. About how she is “soft, fleshy, bountiful” (L.A. Times, September 2020) and has “learned to embrace her curves” (Daily Mail, the day after this photo shoot). About what it’s like to “be whittled down to your most marketable, tokenized parts” (Them., September 2019) or whether “the term ‘plus-size model’—is that something you are okay with?”

29 September 2020
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12 September 2020

When Barbie Ferreira was a plus-size model, most of her friends looked like her. Soft, fleshy, bountiful. She was part of a group text chain, “The Fat Agenda,” whose members labeled themselves as the “fats in fashion.” As a teenager, she’d hated that word — “fat.” It was weaponized by schoolmates and anonymous commenters who trolled her Tumblr. But when she and the other curvy models began using it as

11 September 2020
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Gallery Links: Public Appearance > 2020 > September 09 – HBO Max Drive-In Premiere of “Unpregnant”