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The Power of Plus is a size-inclusive community tasked with promoting respect, love, and style for every BODY. We aim to create a safe space grounded in engaging, forward-thinking conversations around the topics of fashion, body positivity, fat politics, and acceptance. As the fight for true, authentic inclusivity advances, it is vital that we create a platform where we may openly broach sensitive and sometimes difficult conversations.
The Power of plus serves to be that launchpad.
We are committed to amplifying and including voices from marginalized communities in everything we do, uplifting those who are too often erased from the mainstream media. Diversity and inclusion are the core principles of our platform, and we will constantly prioritize them.
From our social media presence to bi-monthly virtual panels and exclusive events, our goal is singular: To promote acceptance in a way that has never been done before.
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Gianluca Russo is a fashion and culture writer who has been published in GQ, Glamour, InStyle, Teen Vogue, and more. His monthly NYLON column titled “Plus Us” explores the many ways the plus-size community is discriminated against in our society today. Gianluca’s features discussing topics like size inclusivity and body positivity have sparked many conversations within the plus-size community and have received attention on a national level.
Gianluca is currently represented by JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary & Media and is working on his first book, “The Power of Plus,” which will be out in 2022 from Chicago Review Press. He is a graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.
Shammara Lawrence is a New York-based multimedia writer and public speaker specializing in beauty, plus-size fashion, body positivity, and social justice. A skilled storyteller and interviewer, her work has been published in Teen Vogue, Allure, MTV News, Refinery29, and more.
Beyond Shammara’s editorial work, she’s collaborated with fashion and beauty brands such as Swarovski, Sol de Janeiro and Youth to the People on ad campaigns and content creation to elevate their brand messaging and engage with their respective audiences in new, exciting ways.