PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE July 2015, the 9th Anniversary Issue - Page 20

letter from the editor madeline jones | editor-in-chief Happy Anniversary! I am so honored to celebrate our 9th year in virtual print with all of you. The plus size industry has grown leaps and bounds in the past nine years. We’ve experienced incredible highs and we’ve had our share of challenges. Through it all, I believe PLUS Model Magazine has played a major role in promoting and celebrating plus size fashion, the industry and most importantly, the WOMEN who are no longer sitting on the sidelines waiting to be acknowledged. The growth in confidence we’re currently seeing among plus size women worldwide is no accident. This is what many of us have been speaking to and working towards for 15+ years. And to see such empowering movements and hashtag campaigns taking flight has been an amazing experience. PLUS Model Magazine has been able to create what we have today because of the support of the brands and designers who have supported us throughout the years. Our incredible staff of editors and contributors (both past and present), along with modeling agencies, models, wardrobe stylists, makeup and hair experts, have allowed PMM to