What makes it so exciting to be an Editor-in-Chief today is how magazines have become the agenda-setting agents for the positive change they were always destined to be. For that reason, I've resolutely banned coverage of diets and weight loss across Grazia Middle East, and ditched what's traditionally been the Summer Body edition, and – in celebration of the real-body revolution sweeping the world – created an altogether more inspiring and empowering Body Positivity issue.
As the region's #bopo movement gains momentum, I want Grazia Middle East to lead, alongside the likes of Jameela Jamil's I Weigh community and our most compelling local voices including Dima Ayad, Danae Mercer and Ameni Esseibi. My manifesto for the magazine brand has always been to create and connect with a community of ambitious, aspirational, intelligent and successful women and contribute to conversations about how we can all make a difference in the region and beyond, and as far as I'm concerned, this no longer includes conversations about our weight.
Who's with me?