+Sized – Plus Size in the Creative Industry



An event to discuss the lack of plus size representation in the creative industry on 10th of June at ASLI Studios

ASLI Studios will be hosting an alternate Iftar on Sunday the 10th of June from 7:00pm till 10pm, “+Sized” – an event to give voice to the lack of plus size representation in the creative industry.


Topics to be highlighted at the event include Fit vs Fat, What is +size?, Why is the creative industry not catered to the +size? How to train during Ramadan? The experts onboard representing the panel include, Hala Barghout – Dietician & Fitness instructor, Chantal Brocca – Lingerie designer, Aseya Atiq – Plus Size Model, Shukriya – renowned blogger, will moderate the session. The event will also host s apoken word session by Qutouf Yahya – Writer & Poet – Cofounder of Backyard poetry & Alysia Knowles – Spoken Word Poet & blogger.


Stavros Antypas – International Community Manager says, “As ASLI we stay true to our name and find ourselves sharing “real” issues, stereotypes and biases that are prevalent in our industry. +Size is an event to offer a narrative to this topic and inspire genuine inclusion of plus size within the creative community. I find myself very fortunate to have this incredible platform at ASLI, and I am determined to use this reach to create a positive change in the region.”


+Sized will be held on Sunday 10th of June from 7:00pm till 10:00pm it includes Iftar and will be live-streamed on facebook powered by UBMS. Fuji has set up a photo booth to re-create posters of iconic women from the creative industry and Val will sponsor makeup for the unlimited polaroid’s at the event.


Event Details: –

Venue: ASLI Studios at OSN in Media City

Event: +Sized

Timing: 7:00pm till 10:00pm

Topics include:

Fit vs Fat

What is +size?

Why is the creative industry not catered to the +size?

How to train during Ramadan?

About ASLI:

Meaning – real, genuine, original, pure, one – of – a- kind, native, local, the real deal – In Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Turkish, Swahili, Malaysian, Indonesian.

ASLI is a unique licensing ecosystem curated across multiple genres. Non fiction and scripted content from as short as 30 seconds. Unlike commissioned or coproduced content, creatives’ retain IP in their work and create a steady income stream. ASLI content is borderless, subtitles in English and Arabic and free for the public to enjoy.


For more press information, please contact: Zareen Khan – W2W events &pr – Email: zareen.w2w.pr@gmail.com052 – 765 55255