From Shorty Stories: A Challenge to the Fashion Industry

Actually, this is a follow-up video to one I created three years ago which challenged mainstream fashion media to use non-traditional designers and models more often.  It’s sad that so little has been done, no? Here’s the new video: The original video is here:   Note: A version of this article was posted in Shorty […]

LOFT Responds by using 'Real People' Models

Recently, LOFT posted pictures of staff wearing the same style of cargo pants on Facebook.  The “models” varied in size, ranging from 5’3″ to 5’10” and sizes 2 to 12.  This caused a burst of comments on their Facebook page and in the general blogsphere, and were both positive and negative.  There were those who […]

Immigration Sob Stories Boring and Not Interesting

Cynthia Cheng Why is it that every story the media report on regarding immigrants has to be borderline depressing?  It’s always about not being able to find jobs, or kids not fitting in.  Going as far back as movies like the Jazz Singer, the immigrant child always has some sort of culture clash with the […]

Immigration and Integration: The New Canada

Cynthia Cheng According to a recent Globe and Mail article, Canada’s visible minority population is set to double in the next twenty years.  This is not only due to increased immigration, but also because some cultures tend to have more children than others.  However, it’s very interesting that some commentors automatically assume that any recent arrival […]

Poll: Most Readers Will Give to Haiti

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked readers whether they’ve donated money to Haiti’s earthquake relief. Out of all of you who participated: 30% said that you’ve already donated, as Haiti is in shambles right now 20% did research prior to donating 20% have not, as they are worried about funds not going directly to the people […]

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The Media and the So-Called 'Plus Size' Model

Cynthia Cheng They’ve been in the news a lot these days, the so-called “plus-size” model.  And usually, commenters say that these women “don’t look plus.”  Well, of course they don’t.  Models like Crystal Renn, who is 5’9″ and a size 12, are still model-height.  The average woman, who is a good four or five inches […]

Prospere Readers Unable to Comment on the Tiger SNL Skit

It seems that many of you (at 41%) not watch Saturday Night Live on the evening they showed the Tiger Woods skit that many considered inappropriate.   Some of you were okay (25%) with it, considering that SNL makes fun of everything; 8.3% thought it was inappropriate (considering that Rihanna was on the show as well) […]

The Soap Opera and the Resist for Change

Earlier this week, CBS announced that it was cancelling its last Procter & Gamble sponsored soap, As the World Turns later this year.  Guiding Light, the longest running soap in history (dates back to the radio days) will also be leaving television.   There will be  only six traditional afternoon soaps left on television.  People just […]

Prospere Magazine and Isobella Jade on the Bella Petite Hour!

Last week, Prospere Magazine and working petite model, Isobella Jade took part in the Bella Petite Hour, hosted by Bella Petite Magazine editor, Ann Lauren.  This weekly show where Ann talks to people ranging from designers who focus on petites to petite women who are in the public eye and more, brings to the public, petite-related issues.  Body […]