#BlackHistoryMonth: 30 Black Influential Leaders Pushing for Change in the Plus Size Industry

#10: Alexis Henry

Website: | Instagram: @thealexishenry

Plus size model Alexis Henry is someone that we definitely think should be on everyone’s radar, which is why we named her one of 5 Plus Size Trailblazers to Watch in 2020. InStyle Magazine named Henry one of the fresh faces of plus-size modeling back in 2018 and we wholeheartedly agree.

Henry makes it a point to show that plus size models can do high fashion editorials and we continue to be in awe of her for what she brings to the modeling table while also being a mental health advocate who has produced body confidence workshops for children in New York City charter schools with a focus on self-love and respect.

We said previously:

Henry is a beautiful chameleon, using fashion as a way to express her creativity and showcase high fashion on a plus body. Her fluidity in front of the camera shows how comfortable she’s in her body, all the while keeping her face flawless. And Henry is not just a print model. With a fierce walk and thick legs for days, she can walk a runway like it’s no one’s business, having done so at both NY Fashion Week and LA Fashion Week.

She is definitely one to watch.