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    OP-ED: Body Positivity, Starting with Barbie

      A new era in the world of fashion has emerged where body types of all shapes and sizes are embraced and celebrated. This year, plus sized models graced the runways of famous fashion designers such as Michael Kors and Christian Siriano. Perhaps the most famous of these plus sized models is Ashley Graham, who has nearly 6.5 million followers on Instagram. Taking social media by storm, Graham is a judge on America’s Next Top Model, body activist, and cover girl of Sports Illustrated. The toy manufacturing company Mattel is following her lead with their line of “Fashionista” Barbie dolls that come in various colors, sizes, and shapes. Say hello…