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Fashion and Beauty

On Gender Expression, Elementary School Fashion Rebellion, And Ill-Fitted Polo Shirts

It is a general truism that in a society which prioritizes one’s physical appearance over one’s personality, dressing outside of the established norm is often a form of social self-ruin. It is also a general truism that the delicate ecosystem of Jewish private school isn’t the place most conducive to experimentation with gender expression through clothing. 

Noam Green as a Child

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Author Noam Green photographed as a young child.

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Author Noam Green photographed as a young child.

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Galit Breen

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Writer Galit Breen.
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Writer Galit Breen.

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Pioneers of Plus Size Clothing

Enabling Style at Every Size

Lane Bryant and Nicolette Mason

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Lane Bryant and Nicolette Mason
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Lane Bryant and Nicolette Mason

Nicolette Mason, Fashion and Style Icon

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Nicolette Mason is a successful fashion and style blogger, contributing editor of Marie Claire, freelance consultant, and spokesperson for LGBTQIA rights and plus-sized fashion, based out of New York City and Los Angeles.
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Nicolette Mason is a successful fashion and style blogger, contributing editor of Marie Claire, freelance consultant, and spokesperson for LGBTQIA rights and plus-sized fashion, based out of New York City and Los Angeles.
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Lena (Lane) Bryant Maslin

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Lena (Lane) Bryant Maslin.
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Lena (Lane) Bryant Maslin.

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Nicolette Mason

Body-positive blogger Nicolette Mason has become a leader in creating and celebrating fashion for women of all sizes and shapes.

Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller has been hailed as a pioneer of “girlie feminism” for reviving interest in traditionally feminine activities like knitting through Bust and Stitch ‘n Bitch.

Fania Mindell

After co-founding America’s first birth control clinic with Margaret Sanger in 1916, Fania Mindell was arrested and convicted of breaking the Comstock Act for her efforts to make birth control available to women.

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