Australian model Stefania Ferrario and Australian actress and author Ajay Rochester have been campaigning against the term "plus size" for weeks. The duo believe that the label is both counterproductive and harmful to young girls' self esteem.
According to Ferrario, models like her, who are over a US size 4, are considered "plus size" in the industry. "I do NOT find this empowering," the model wrote on her Instagram account. "I'm NOT proud to be called 'plus,' but I AM proud to be called a 'model,' that is my profession!"
Ferrario and Rochester have been outspoken on social media, posting their views to Twitter and Instagram, but they are not the first industry insiders to protest the term. Similarly, models and executives alike have defended the label's existence. Check out seven more folks who have made statements for and against the label, thereby challenging the fashion world's notoriously narrow definition of beauty.