Body Rising: Female Voices of Impact with Emme, Renee Cafaro, Dana Donofree, Caren Spruch and Tanya Taylor
Midday Council, 9/27/2022 11:30am-1:00pm, Eastern Time.
With a career that spans more than two decades as a leading voice and face in the fashion industry, EMME is an iconic supermodel. With the conviction that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, EMME has paved the way and given women the platform to feel beautiful and empowered through her online community - EmmeNation.
EMME has worked with such household, lifestyle, beauty and fashion brands as Wisk, HP, Kellogg’s, Yoplait, Playtex, Clairol, Revlon, Schik Razors, David’s Bridal, Ulla Popken, Liz Claiborne, Nordstrom, Macy’s and many others.
In the spring of 2014, EMME launched the program SUFWL (Syracuse University Fashion Without Limits); Changing the Face of Fashion, with her alma mater Syracuse University, to create a first of its kind inclusive fashion education. This curriculum for young designers includes designs for size 12 and above in their education. The goal of SUFWL's is to shape shift the global fashion community to proficiently include a much larger size range of fashion forward apparel for all women. EMME’s work with SUFWL has received praise from Women’s Wear Daily, Yahoo! Style, People Style Watch, and many others globally.
A TV personality, model, mom, author, brand spokesperson, creative director of her clothing lines, lecturer and globally recognized advocate for positive body image and self-esteem, EMME’s message is clear – to awaken the inner magnificence inherent in each of us - to be whole. She is the first model invited to speak before a Congressional subcommittee in Washington, D.C. with a mission to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders.
Mija Jung - Glamor Grandma
2021, oil on linen, 48" x 36"
"Mija explores the tension between the abstract and figurative body, the masculine and the feminine and different generations, to illustrate symbols of power and vulnerability. Her work is feminist, fluid, and accepting. It’s a physiological hallucination caused by how she has been treated as an exotic Asian woman."
Denise Sfraga - Gnash 1
2022, colored pencil on paper mounted on wood, 8" x 6"
"nature and natural order has always been and continues to be an important and integral part of my creative life. As both an inquisitive observation oriented artist and avid gardener, I’ve always found inspiration exploring the various stages in the life cycle of plants, from early germination and growth, to seed dispersion and decay."
Shima Star - Pussy Illuminati
2022, Medium Acrylic and Gold Leaf, 20" x 20" x 0.5"
"My works examine women's roles and relationship's, encouraging discussion around multiculturalism and questions political stereotypes. My women are colorful, vibrant, inclusive, I do not segregate women it is about inclusivity and celebration of diversity."