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DO YOU

Thank you for cov­er­ing Charli Howard [“Wavy, Baby,” ELLE Beauty] in your June is­sue. I want to live in a so­ci­ety where be­ing your­self and post­ing about the real you is nor­mal—ir­re­spec­tive of your size, colour and gen­der. We are not there yet, but ar­ti­cles like these in­spire us to get there. I sent the story to all my friends who don’t like how they look in swim­suits, and now we have made a pact to en­joy this sum­mer and be our­selves by wear­ing swim­suits at the beach. Rashmi Bhamb­hani, email

WOMEN AT WORK

I’m writ­ing to tell you how much “Labour of Love” [ELLE Psy­che, June 2018] res­onated with me. I wasn’t even aware of the term “emo­tional labour,” but I could SO iden­tify with the stress of be­ing the “one who al­ways has to think about things.” Very il­lu­mi­nat­ing ar­ti­cle— one of many, as usual. Thank you, ELLE! Chris H., email MORE JOY The blurb on Joy Nash [ELLE Radar Fo­cus, Sum­mer 2018] was not enough; you need to do a full story on her! I love that she said “Let’s be col­lab­o­ra­tive, not com­pet­i­tive” with re­gard to women com­par­ing them­selves to other women on so­cial me­dia. This should be our new motto. Berncy, email

TIME FOR A CHANGE

Cap­sule wardrobes avail­able to or­der on­line—what a won­der­ful idea, I thought [“How to Shop Now,” ELLE Style, June 2018]. Then I went to the web­sites and found the usual de­signer my­opia: noth­ing sized larger than XL or even a large in some cases. No won­der plus-size (i.e., nor­mal-size) women find it dif­fi­cult to dress stylishly. But I think I’ve fi­nally fig­ured out why there aren’t that many op­tions for plus-size women. It calls for more than cre­ativ­ity and artistry; it re­quires tech­ni­cal skill and at­ten­tion to fit and pro­por­tion, as well as the ap­par­ently revo­lu­tion­ary at­ti­tude that large women deserve nice cloth­ing just as much as skinny women do. I’m still wait­ing for some clever, thought­ful de­signer to take on that chal­lenge. A.G. Ven­ema, email

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