Sami Alonso is Argentine and lives in Buenos Aires. Since she started her studies in social work, her focus has been based in promoting the rights and freedom of women. Currently, she is a proud fat activist and ‘plus-size’ model, and also writes for the blog #SeArmoLaGorda where she debates the hegemonic construction of bodies and the problems with beauty standards.
Cecilia Basualdo is Argentine from Buenos Aires. She has a degree in Human Resources and currently works in communications for a local NGO. She is also a photographer. She firmly believes that diversity and self-acceptance are urgently needed in our society, and for this reason, she is happy to join forces with AnyBody Argentina.
Mercedes Estruch is Argentine and lives in Mar del Plata, a coastal city in the province of Buenos Aires. She is sociology student at the national University of Mar del Plata where she plans to devote her thesis to the empowerment of dissident bodies. Additionally, she volunteers with the Faculty of Health and Social Work in addition to the Gender and Public Politics program at her university, where she is currently involved in the coordination of an integral sex education program. As a feminist, she believes it is necessary to raise awareness regarding the issues related to the non-adherence of beauty, health, and size mandates, and the importance of promoting body diversity and respect for all types of bodies.
Lucrecia Fernández is Argentine and has a degree in Computer Science. She works as Business Analyst in a multinational company in Rosario, where she lives. When she is not in front of the computer, she is taking photos, her other passion. She is proud to be part of the AnyBody Argentina team and happy to be raising awareness and taking action for women and teenagers.
Sam Harrison, a French-American currently living in Buenos Aires, works as a copywriter and freelance writer in English. Her writing focuses on feminism and Argentina. Learning about the body-positive movement has shown Sam that beauty comes in every size, and she's joined the AnyBody Argentina team to help spread that message.
Sharon Haywood is a University of Toronto Psychology graduate and a Canadian freelance writer and editor who has been living in Argentina for several years. From 2009 to 2014, she was co-editor for Adios Barbie, a website that promotes healthy self-image for people of all sizes, cultures, races, abilities and sexual identities, and sat on the Global Advisory Board for the Dove Self-Esteem Project between 2013 and 2016. Sharon was the Buenos Aires Endangered Species Summit Coordinator in March 2011, when she officially launched the Endangered Bodies initiative in Argentina, AnyBody Argentina. Sharon is currently earning her Master of Science (MSc) in Health Psychology through Aston University.
Denise Lenoir is an Argentine clothing designer and currently works as a consultant in the development of new materials in knitted fabrics, functioning as a link among the manufacturing, commercial, technical, and creative areas in the industry. With over 20 years experience in the field, Denise is committed to creating fashionable clothes Argentine women can buy with ease, without generating complexes about their own bodies.
Brenda Mato is an Argentine plus-size model, actress, body-positive activist and founder of the modelling agency PLUS Model Argentina. She began her activism with AnyBody Argentina in February of 2015 when she was chosen to be the Argentine spokesperson for Endangered Bodies’ successful international campaign, #FatisNotaFeeling. She lives in Avellaneda in the province of Buenos Aires.
Camila Papa, an Argentine from Buenos Aires, is an Art Director specializing in advertising. Currently, she works at a movie production company as a receptionist while she advances her studies in Audiovisual Arts. She loves working with social media and enjoys spending her time and knowledge raising awareness about the importance of diversity and body image in today's society.
Agustina Solavaggione Sabino, an Argentine living in Buenos Aires, has an Advertising degree and works as a freelance graphic designer for an Argentine cosmetics company. Additionally, she is pursuing a teaching degree in Visual Arts with a focus on Image Digitization. She believes that the beauty ideal isn’t only determined by the media and culture but also by each person’s construction and vision of beauty. As a result, she views self-acceptance as a complex process that each and every one of us needs to unlearn.
Julia Taleisnik is an Argentine licensed psychologist. She works in the area of volunteer development at an NGO with more than 60 years experience in Argentina, developing content related to diversity and intercultural issues. Her interest in diversity led her to join the AnyBody team. As beauty is a cultural construction, she believes that every body should be represented in the media and fashion industry.
Past Interns and Members
Liz Valentine (2016-2017)
María Belén Alcaraz Saint Pierre (2016-2017)
Cinthia Gisele Dalama (2017)
Andrés Aronowicz (2016-2017)
Camila Docampo (2015-2017)
Jesica Formoso (2015-2016)
Jimena Piano (2013-2016)
Vanesa Cuccia (2015)
Zara Benaventos Ceppi (2013-2015)
Ruth Atkinson (2013-2014)
Ashley Baldwin (2010-2013)
María Celeste Cardillo (2012-2013)
Emily Maters (2012-2013)
Liza Orlando (2011-2013)
Cinthia Pacheco (2010-2012)
Noël Salviolo (2010-2011), UCA (Catholic University of Argentina) Intern
Maia Worsnop (2011), UCA (Catholic University of Argentina) Intern