2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Acceptance Revolution: Fashion’s New Body

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 1-2
310 E 5th ST

The fashion industry is in the middle of an acceptance revolution. Models of all shapes, sizes, and gender identities aren’t just being acknowledged, but celebrated. At the forefront of this revolution is 28-year-old model Ashley Graham, whose TED Talk went viral this year, and a collective of models calling themselves ALDA, working tirelessly to promote self-love, health, and confidence.

Through social media, Graham is reaching a new generation of young women who have the ability to reshape the national conversation around size and beauty. Joe Zee will sit down with her to discuss why the future depends upon young women learning to love themselves.

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Ashley Graham at SXSW

Ashley Graham

Model, Entrepreneur & Body Activist

Ashley Graham, 27, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and discovered in a mall at the age of 12. Her natural beauty and effervescent personality led to her signing with an international modeling agency ...

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Joe Zee at SXSW

Joe Zee


Yahoo Style

Joe Zee is the Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style where he leads the vision, creative direction and development of the Yahoo Style digital magazine.

This fall, Joe joined Tyra Banks, Chrissy Tegan an...

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