CEO Liza Elliott-Ramirez of Expecting Models Agency
If you see a model that isn’t rail-thin, there’s a chance it isn’t a fluke. This is the effort of Expecting Models, Inc., the only modeling agency in the world that represents expecting and nursing mothers. Led by CEO Liza Elliot-Ramirez, 34, the company has been successful in promoting pregnant models in many magazines and to many fashion designers. The phenomenon has even sparked a television series – Runway Moms – which chronicles a model’s experiences with pregnancy (Liza helps to produce and plays a role in each episode). The success of Expecting Models has helped countless women develop and maintain positive self-esteem for their changing bodies and what they or others might view as ‘unattractive’…
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Is Technology Liberating Women? The challenge of determining the best time to have a baby is one I came across often in graduate school, where many women in their mid to late 20s are at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. They may be at the biologically optimal age to have children, but they are neither financially nor personally ready for a baby. As a result, American women of the 21st century struggle…
Mary’s Center The world needs countless more organizations like Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care (MCMCC). Founded in 1988, MCMCC (which is a federally qualified health center) helps to provide quality health care, social services, and education to a wide range of families in need, all without any expectation of repayment. From initially helping mothers and children displaced from…
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