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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