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FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They are sold locally in Ethiopian communities and globally […]

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]