Media: Articles, Videos, and Audio Recordings

Press: Articles 2016

#CelluliteSaturday: las argentinas se suman a la tendencia de mostrar la celulitis en las redes (#CelulitisSaturday: Argentine women join the movement of showing their cellulite on social media)
December 8, 2016 Clarín

Clarín includes various quotes from Sharon regarding the latest Instagram trend #CelluliteSaturday and why it matters.

La razón por la cual los maniquíes son mas flacos que vos (The reason why mannequins are skinnier than you are)
June 6, 2016 BuzzFeed Español

BuzzFeed extensively cites Sharon's cover article from Herizons magazine (Fall 2013) regarding the history of mannequins and the argument for using diverse mannequins.

Para ellos, encontrar talle también es un problema (For men, finding their size is also a problem)
April 8, 2016 Clarín

Argentina's largest newspaper features an extensive article (online and in print) regarding the lack of clothing sizes for Argentine men, which quotes Sharon regarding the stigma attached to men who struggle finding clothes in their size.

Una ONG concientizó sobre los estereotipos corporales en el Lollapalooza (An NGO raises awareness about body stereotypes at Lollapalooza)
March 22, 2016 Télam

Argentina's national news agency reports on AnyBody Argentina's awareness campaign at Lollapalooza Argentina in which festival goers interacted with the Model Meter, an installation that visually highlights that 95% of women and girls are excluded from the images they consume in the media.

Sharon Haywood, la militante por la diversidad de talles en Argentina (Sharon Haywood, the militant for size diversity in Argentina)
February 11, 2016 Entre Mujeres, Clarín

Entre Mujeres reports on Sharon’s activism in Argentina in an interview that explores the country’s lack of clothing sizes and AnyBody Argentina’s campaigns aimed at eradicating institutionalized size discrimination.

I Have a Tattoo on My Lower Back. Stop Calling it a “Tramp Stamp.”
February 3, 2016 Vox

In an essay for Vox, Allison McCarthy explores the sexism and stereotypes women with lower-back tattoos face, and includes Sharon’s perspective regarding women, tattoos, and identity.

Una organización reconoció a cinco firmas que venden ropa inclusiva y utilizan modelos reales (A specialized organization recognizes five brands which sell size-inclusive clothing and use real models)
January 16, 2016 Télam, Argentina’s National News Agency

¡Talles para todas! Conocé la campaña que le dice NO al talle único en Argentina (Sizes for everyone! Check out the campaign that says NO to one-size-fits-all in Argentina)
Jan 13, 2016

Reconocen a cinco marcas de ropa que tienen talles para todas (Five clothing brands recognized for carrying sizes for everyone)
Jan 13, 2016 Rouge Perfil

Reconocen cinco marcas de ropa por ofrecer variedad de talles (Five clothing brands are recognized for offering a variety of sizes)
Jan 13, 2016 Día a Día

5 marcas argentinas de indumentaria premiadas por negarse al talle único (Five Argentina clothing brands awarded for rejecting one-size-fits-all)
January 11, 2016 Mendoza Post

Several media outlets, such as Argentina’s national news agency Télam,, and the Mendoza Post, report on AnyBody Argentina’s campaign which officially recognized five national clothing brands for their ample range of sizes and body-positive practices.

Press: Articles 2015

¿Cómo es el cuerpo de los argentinos? (What do Argentine Bodies Really Look Like?)
October 22, 2015, La Nación

One of the largest national news outlets in Argentina reports on the country's recently launched first anthropometric study, citing findings from AnyBody Argentina’s 2014 annual size survey and quoting Sharon regarding the results.

La belleza no tiene que ver con el peso (Beauty has nothing to do with weight)
October 2015, Cosmopolitan Argentina

In a four-page article, journalist Florencia Illbele features two body image activists who have volunteered with AnyBody Argentina, Brenda Mato and Florencia González, as well as quotes from Sharon regarding the challenges of self-acceptance in today's society.

Pese a la ley, dos de cada tres mujeres aún no encuentran ropa de su talle (Despite the law, two out of three women still can't find clothes in their size)
October 2, 2015, Clarín

Sharon summarizes the results of AnyBody Argentina's 2014 third national survey, which revealed 65% of women have difficulty finding clothes in their size; sizes 42, 46, and 44 are the most problematic. Article available online and in print.

¿Qué ves cuando te ves? (What do you see when you look at yourself?)
June 2015, Harper's Bazaar Argentina

In a two-page article, journalist Cecilia Conde includes various quotes from Sharon as to how cultural habits and attitudes towards women on a global level play a significant role in contributing to poor body confidence in girls and women.

El 65% de los argentinos tiene dificultades para conseguir ropa de su talle (65% of Argentines have difficulty finding clothes in their size)
May 11, 2015 El Día

El 65% de las personas no consigue ropa de su talle, sobre todo prendas femeninas (65% of Argentines can’t find clothes in their size, especially women’s clothing)
May 9, 2015 Telam News Agency

El 65% de las personas no consigue ropa de su talle (65% of Argentines can’t find clothes in their size)
May 9, 2015 Minuto Uno

Representing AnyBody Argentina, Sharon elaborates on the results of the organization’s third annual national survey on shopping and sizes as reported by Telam News Agency and other online outlets in Argentina.

Autoestima baja: sólo el 3% de las jóvenes se considera "hermosa" Low self-esteem: Only 3% of girls consider themselves “beautiful”
April 27, 2015 Info Bae

Apenas el 3% de las nenas argentinas se sienten hermosas (Only 3% of Argentine girls feel beautiful)
April 23, 2015 Info News

As a member of the Global Advisory Board for the Dove Self-Esteem Project, Sharon shares her thoughts on the results of Dove’s latest global study; found in various Argentine online outlets such as Info Bae and Info News.

Gorda no es un sentimiento (Fat is not a feeling)
March 27, 2015, Página 12

As the founder of AnyBody Argentina, Sharon explains the reasoning behind Endangered Bodies' successful #Fatisnotafeeling campaign, which led to Facebook removing the emoticon "I feel fat" from its status update options. Article available online and in print.

Mode: Activated
March 14, 2015, Buenos Aires Herald

The Buenos Aires Herald features an article about Sharon's life in Argentina and her work as a body image activist, including information about AnyBody Argentina hosting the country's first screening of the award-winning documentary, Miss Representation. Article available online and in print.

Social Media Creates Solidarity for those Affected by Eating Disorders
March 8, 2015, Medill Reports Chicago

The Medill News Service out of Chicago highlights Adios Barbie's third annual #AdiosED Twitter party for National Eating Disorder Awareness week in which Sharon was a panelist.

Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoticon is Fueling a Fight over Digital Body Shaming
March 6, 2015, The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports on the viral online campaign launched by the eight chapters of the international movement Endangered Bodies asking Facebook to removing its body-shaming emoticons. One of Sharon's tweets is featured in the article.

Diversifying Dashion, One Selfie at a Time
February 10, 2015, The Ryersonian

Ryerson University's newspaper reports on Dr. Ben Barry's forward-thinking fashion program and includes Sharon's thoughts on its vision and impact.

Adiós al canon único: Tania Llasera y otros elogios a la diferencia (Goodbye to the only ideal: Tania Llasera and others praised for their differences)
January 18, 2015, El País/S Moda

A national Spanish newspaper includes Sharon's perspective in an article that explores the shifting beauty ideals in today's fashion world. Article available online and in print.

Press: Articles 2014

¿Cómo es el cuerpo de los argentinos? (What are Argentine Bodies Really Like? )
November 21, 2014, Página 12

Journalist Luciana Peker explores the dangers of dieting and other weight-loss techniques following the death of an Argentine woman, quoting Sharon regarding the reasons why women resort to extreme measures to be thin.

Cuestión de Tamaño (Matter of Size)
September 2014, Harper's Bazaar Argentina

In a four-page article, Harper's Bazaar Argentina explores the discriminatory lack of sizes in the Argentine fashion industry and quotes Sharon regarding AnyBody Argentina's activism that challenges it.

La verdad sobre la tortura del probador (The truth about the torture of the changing room)
July 2014, Cosmopolitan Argentina

In a two-page article, Cosmopolitan Argentina addresses the rampant size discrimination that plagues the Argentine fashion industry and AnyBody Argentina's activism to combat it, including various quotes from Sharon.

Status of Women Committee MPs Study Eating Disorders
February 22, 2014, Gender Focus

Jarrah Hodge, author of the award-winning feminist blog Gender Focus, thanks Sharon for her assistance in helping prepare her presentation for the House of Commons Status of Women Committee on eating disorders, media and gender on February 10.

Do You Bond With Your Daughter Over Beauty Products? Here's Why That's Dangerous
January 16, 2014, Role/Reboot

Journalist Soraya Chemaly quotes Sharon regarding the importance of speaking out against plastic surgery apps aimed at girls.

Press: Articles 2013

La Belleza en Todas sus Formas (Beauty in all its shapes)
September 20, 2013, Cambio Cultural

An Argentine digital magazine quotes Sharon regarding AnyBody Argentina's activism for a national size law.

Fifty Shades of Feminism edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Rachel Holmes & Susie Orbach
April 5, 2013, The Independent (UK)

In this positive book review from The Independent, Helen Taylor quotes Sharon's essay from Fifty Shades of Feminism.

Review: Fifty Shades of Feminism edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Rachel Holmes and Susie Orbach
March 24, 2013, The Sunday Times (UK)

Katie Glass highlights Sharon's contribution in Fifty Shades of Feminism "Owning the F-word" as a stand-out essay in the anthology. Article available in print and online with a subscription.

Top 10 Reads of March
March 1, 2013,

Stylist magazine in the UK names Fifty Shades of Feminism as one of the top ten must-reads of March.

La hostilidad de la moda (The Hostility of Fashion)
January 4, 2013, Página 12

A major Argentine daily newspaper speaks with Sharon regarding AnyBody Argentina's body image and size law activism. Article available online and in print.

Press: Articles 2012

Corsé mental 90-60-90 (34-24-34: A Mental Corset)
Sept 13, 2012, Diario Z

Diario Z features the work of AnyBody Argentina both in their weekly newspaper and online.

Piden extender a todo el país la Ley de Talles (Requesting a Size Law for the Entire Country)
July 11, 2012, Mi Formosa

An online Argentine media outlet quotes Sharon regarding AnyBody Argentina's campaign for a national size law.

ONG realizara campaña en una plaza solicitando ley de talles nacional (NGO to Launch Campaign Requesting a National Size Law)
July 7, 2012, El Comercial

El Comercial reports on AnyBody Argentina's Model Meter campaign July 8-9, 2012.

Mediated Women: Female Representation in the Argentine Media
May 3, 2012, The Argentina Independent

As the founder of AnyBody Argentina, Sharon provides her perspective regarding the singular sexualized image of women in Argentine media.

Reunion en el INADI hacia una la ley de talles federal (Meeting at INADI Toward A Federal Size Law)
April 18, 2012, INADI

INADI (National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism) reports on its collaboration with AnyBody Argentina and the textile industry in creating a national size law.

Reglamentan la Ley de Talles porteña y ONGS critican su flexibilidad (Capital Size Law Regulated and NGOs Criticize its Flexibility)
April 15, 2012, El Comercial via Télam

Sharon provides AnyBody Argentina's perspective on the recently finalized size law in the Capital of Buenos Aires.

The Body is Political
March 2012, Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia features Sharon's body image activism in Argentina, alongside two pioneers in the field, Susie Orbach and Eve Ensler. Martina Liverani, editor of Vogue Italia Curvy, posts photos and short bios of each of the women profiled in the print article on her blog.

Women in a Man's World
March 12, 2012, Time Out Buenos Aires

The print version of Time Out Buenos Aires includes Sharon's opinion about the status of Argentine women in this feature article.

The Diet Industry: Profiting From Anxiety
February 21, 2012, The New Left Project

Alex Doherty of NLP spoke with Sharon and Susie Orbach, convenor of AnyBody/UK Endangered Bodies regarding how the diet industry relies on our body anxieties to remain viable.

La moda es cuestión de talles (Fashion is a matter of sizes)
January 12, 2012, El Guardián

El Guardián, a national weekly news magazine in Argentina, interviews Sharon regarding size prejudice in the fashion industry and AnyBody Argentina's strategy to combat it.

Press: Articles 2011

Size Discrimination in Buenos Aires
November 23, 2011, The Argentina Independent

The online English newspaper, often referred to as The Indy, explores sizeism in Argentina and AnyBody Argentina's efforts to tackle it.

Adios Barbie recognized as a Best Body Confidence site
September 2011, Channel 4

The UK's respected Channel 4 names Adios Barbie one of the best body confidence sites of the year, alongside All Walks Catwalk, Body Gossip, and the Campaign for Body Confidence.

¿Qué me Pongo? (What do I put on?)
July 12, 2011, Página 12

Argentina's respected left national newspaper features AnyBody Argentina's size law sticker campaign in a three-page article.

Ropa Para Todas las Siluetas (Clothes for all silhouettes)
July 9, 2011, Clarín

The highly popular Argentine national newspaper, Clarín, reports on AnyBody Argentina's size law sticker campaign launched July 1, 2011.

Para Todas (For All Women)
July 7, 2011, La Nación

La Nación, one of two mainstream national newspapers, features the launch of AnyBody Argentina's size law sticker campaign.

Fighting Against Body Insecurities
July 2011 Complexd Magazine

The UK magazine features Sharon and Natasha Devon of Body Gossip as "women who fight for other women." Click image to enlarge.

MTV, VH1 Ban Kanye Video For Violence Against Women
June 28, 2011

Amanda Kloer of reports on the success of the campaign Sharon and activist and author Melinda Tankard Reist led against the sexualized violence depicted in Kanye West's "Monster" video.

Extinción de la Especies: Preservando el Cuerpo Femenino (Extinction of the species: Preserving the female body)
May 2011, Belleza XL

Belleza XL, the first and only magazine catering to plus-size folks in Latin America, devotes a four-page article to the Endangered Species summit in Buenos Aires.

Argentina Needs Your Help
March 15, 2011 The Illusionists Blog

Filmmaker Elena Rossini devotes a blog post to Sharon's presentation at London Endangered Species on March 3, 2011. The filmmaker expresses her shock and dismay at the facts presented about Argentina and its commitment to the beauty myth, and how the South American country compares to Rossini's home country of Italy.

Mujeres: ¿Una especie en riesgo de extinción?
(Women: A species in risk of extinction?)

March 12, 2011 Clarín newspaper

The Endangered Species campaign (Especies en riesgo de extinción in Argentina) was featured in the Argentine national newspaper, Clarín on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The article reports on the London Endangered Species summit on March 4, 2011 and provides information regarding the Buenos Aires summit on March 16, 2011. The full article is not available online, but you can read "Un cuerpo real" ("A real body") online, which is a box within the full-page spread that provides information about the Endangered Species founder Susie Orbach."

The Beauty Myth... and Madness
March 9, 2011 New Internationalist blog

The New Internationalist blog reports on the Endangered Species summit in London on March 4, 2011 and the author, Giedre Steikunaite, devotes much attention to the body image crisis in Argentina as relayed via Sharon's presentation. Read here.

¡Adiós, Barbie! (Bye, Barbie!)
January 2011, Belleza XL

The Venezuelan-based magazine, Belleza XL, highlights the website Adios, Barbie and its editors, Sharon Haywood, Pia Guerrero, and Ophira Edut. Download PDF here.

Why Won't Kanye West Respond to Outrage Over Sexually Violent Video?
January 28, 2011 reports on the petition launched by Sharon and Melinda Tankard Reist, among others, against the use of violent sexual imagery in the name of 'art'.

Is Kanye a Woman-Hating Monster?
January 13, 2011 Care2 Causes

Samer Rabadi, Senior Campaign Manager at, interviews Sharon regarding her motivations to initiate a petition against the misogynistic content found in Kanye West's Monster video.


Interview with the national news on Canal 9 in Argentina about AnyBody Argentina's Model Meter and the need for an inclusive and coherent national size law (in Spanish)
November 10, 2016

Interview with 360TV regarding self-esteem and body image issues in Argentine girls (in Spanish)
April 28, 2015

Dove Argentina panel discussion regarding the body confidence of Argentine girls (in Spanish)
April 22, 2015

Interview with Annie Fox at Family Confidential, Secrets of Successful Parenting
January 15, 2015

Interview with Karina Vasquez on Radio XL (in Spanish)
Oct 27, 2012

She's Next: Take the No-Diet Pledge
May 4, 2011

Endangered Species LONDON - Sharon Haywood from Elena Rossini on Vimeo.
March 4th, 2011 Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

She's Next: Come to Peace with your Body
Named one of the Top Ten Inspirational Videos on She's Next
December 30, 2010

Audio Recordings

August 31, 2014: Interview with the Argentine radio program El Atajo (in Spanish)

Sharon speaks with the hosts of El Atajo (The Shortcut) regarding the country's size laws, AnyBody Argentina's campaign for a national size law, and the prevalence of body hate on a global level.


February 7, 2014: Interview with Radio Maria Argentina (in Spanish)

Sharon speaks with the hosts of the program Entre Nosotros (Between Us) regarding Argentina's size laws, the epidemic of body hate in Argentina and abroad, and the institutionalized size discrimination found within Argentina's fashion industry.


November 27, 2013 Interview with the Confidence Chronicles

In the first of a three-part series, Sharon speaks with Cherry Woodburn for her program The Confidence Chronicles about "How Changing Careers Even When Scared Makes You Stronger". A summarized transcription of the second part of the interview, "Are you Ready to Love Your Body? A Body Image Activist Tells Her Story" can be found here, and the final segment, "Body Image Activist Gives 4 Tips To Help You Accept Yourself" is here.


January 16, 2012: Interview with Derecho en Zapatillas (in Spanish)

Sharon discusses with Sergio Mohadeb, lawyer and radio host, the issues surrounding the non-compliance of Argentina's size laws and what AnyBody Argentina is doing to address the issue.


March 9th, 2011: Interview with Radio Nacional Argentina

Sharon speaks with Fernando Farías and Mirian Túrkula about Endangered Species in Buenos Aires (Especies en riesgo de extinción) on March 16, 2011. She describes how girls and women in Argentina and abroad are suffering in their bodies and how the global summits of Endangered Species will attempt to attack this public health emergency.


March 10th, 2011: Buenos Aires Expat Podcast (BA Podcast)

The Endangered Species team in Buenos Aires, Sharon Haywood, Ashley Baldwin, and Cinthia Pacheco discuss body image in Buenos Aires and why the Endangered Species global campaign is necessary, especially in Argentina.


March 4, 2011: Endangered Species London podcast (Sharon Haywood's presentation about body image in Buenos Aires)

Sharon presents on the topic of body image in Buenos Aires at Endangered Species in London. Introduction by AnyBody founder and convenor Susie Orbach. Listen to other presentations from the event, including Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrat MP), Lynne Featherstone (Liberal Democrat MP), Pink Stinks, and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk here.


March 8, 2010: Interview with Radio Nacional Argentina

In honor of International Women's Day in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sharon was invited to speak on the national radio station regarding the issue of healthy body image for women.


May 5, 2009: Interview with Radio Nacional Argentina

During the International Book Fair (La Feria Internacional del Libro) in Buenos Aires my writing as an expat living in Argentina, along with two other expat writers, was highlighted in a radio interview on the English language program, Radiodifusion Argentina al Exterior/RAE.