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Author takes an inside look at how the plus-size movement gained traction in the fashion industry

For years, the fashion industry has excluded certain body types. So plus-size people turned to social media to support each other’s fashion endeavors. Then, little by little, online communities spilled into the mainstream, making it more likely that plus-size people see themselves represented in the industry.

Gianluca Russo is a fashion and culture writer and the cofounder of “The Power of Plus,” an online community dedicated to spreading love and respect for all body types. In his new book, “The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution,” Russo talks to trailblazers of plus-size fashion.

The Show spoke with him to learn about their efforts at changing the fashion industry.

Russo will be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe on Sept. 27.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.