Leah Vernon

Leah V. is a plus-size model, author, body-positive activist, and Muslim feminist. While attending her master’s program at Wilkes University, she started to blog because she had gone through several eating disorders and was tired of sucking in her stomach while in public. She set out to make all women feel worthy despite their culture or size. She began being more candid about her struggles as a fat, Black Muslim growing up in Detroit. A few media outlets started digging her raw writing style, so now she writes for Muslimgirl.com and several other popular girl-power websites.