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  • Erica Schenk strikes a blow for plus sized women
  • Erica Schenk strikes a blow for plus sized women
    Women's Running (2015) ©

Erica Schenk strikes a blow for plus sized women

While ‘thinspiration’ may once have been the ultimate fitness motivation, we’re now more open to the idea that health can come in varied forms. Plus size model Erica Schenk has reignited the debate by appearing on the cover of Women’s Running. But is this a positive step for plus sized women?



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