‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 20: Trans male models on the runway; taxi driver suicides (full transcript)

Our correspondents investigate trans inclusivity on the runway and a recent string of suicides among cab drivers.


‘Mic Dispatch’: Trans male models and barriers to entry; exploring a rash of taxi-driver suicides

This edition looks into the barriers trans male models face within the fashion world and explores a string of New York City taxi-driver suicides amid increasing competition from ride-hailing apps.

Black Friday 2017: 5 sneaky signs a deal isn’t actually worth it

Black Friday deals are a mixed bag. Here’s how to find the best 2017 discounts — and avoid the worst ones — by decoding retailers’ sneakiest tricks.

‘Overwatch’ Doomfist Cosplay: How the amazing official costume from Comic-Con came to life

We spoke with the studio that built the official Doomfist cosplay to learn how it came together.

Plus-size, disabled model Katie Knowles just landed a fashion campaign with Yours Clothing

The plus-size retailer Yours Clothing tapped Knowles for its latest campaign.

In case you ever doubted it, being an unsigned model is hard as hell

'Mic' spoke to a number of unsigned models to find out how they manage it all.

This swimwear brand is refusing to erase the stretch marks on its models

"I thought, I wonder if people are going to notice and compare it to other sites where models look completely flawless?" the founder said.

Science confirms: Plus-size representation helps improve women's psychological health

When viewing images of plus-size models, women tended to not compare themselves as much.

Model Halima Aden becomes the first hijabi model to ever appear on a 'Vogue' cover

The model recently walked in Kanye West's Yeezy show.

Plus-size and curve models are ready to move beyond the body positivity conversation

The conversation still needs to be had, but some things needs to change.

This size 2 model claims she was booted from a Louis Vuitton show for being "too big"

"It's funny how you can be 0.5 [cm] or 1 cm 'too big' but never 1 to 6 cm 'too small.'"

Despite significant buying power, plus-size women remain a rarity in print campaigns

Out of the 444 model appearances in print ad campaigns, plus-size women were only cast 10 times.

With his new bridal collection, Christian Siriano is looking out for the plus-size bride

Siriano's latest bridal collection goes up to a size 26.

Victoria's Secret model Maria Borges makes history again — this time on 'Elle' magazine

Borges is the first African model to get the cover since 1997. She's also rocking natural hair.

This curve model just got real about why we shouldn't ever use the term "real women"

"Just because I am saying I've gotten boobs and whatever doesn't mean that when I was size 2, I wasn't a real woman."

12 of the most iconic and inclusive fashion campaigns of all time

From plus-size models to models with body hair and stretch marks, these are the campaigns that embraced diversity.

Tory Burch pulls ad after being accused of cultural appropriation

In the ad, three white models dance and sing along to a rap song.

Plus-size women stormed a train station in just bras and jeans to promote body positivity

In honor of a campaign called #IWontCompromise, women are stripping down and showing up.

The most racially diverse fashion month ever didn't really help plus-size or trans models

While racial diversity increases worldwide, plus-size models and trans models remain largely in New York.

Model with a rare chromosomal disorder poses in a gorgeous photoshoot for 'V Magazine'

Model Caitin Stickels is killing the game.

Who won 'ANTM' cycle 23? 4 things to know about the 2017 winner

Get to know India Gants, the newest 'America's Next Top Model.'

Galaxy S8 Leaks: Photos, price and more about the new Samsung phone

What to expect from the next Samsung smartphone.

Models of color appeared in every show at New York Fashion Week, according to new report

Plus-size models also had their biggest season yet.

Meet Louis Bubko, the 18-year-old model that Ashley Graham lifted up — literally

"If I didn't have the internet, I would be a f*ckin' Hillbilly from the middle of nowhere chewing on some tobacco."

After 1 year of diversity, 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit has a skinny white woman back on its cover

Christie Brinkley and Ashley Graham are on the inside. Kate Upton is on the cover.

Karlie Kloss apologizes after dressing up as a geisha for latest 'Vogue' issue celebrating diversity

It's not the first time the model has apologized for appropriating a culture not her own.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date USA: What to expect

The launch will be this spring.

The All Woman Project's latest campaign shows the beauty of women of various sizes, ages and colors

Iskra Lawrence and Khoudia Diop star in the new campaign.