I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Mia Amber Davis, plus-sized modeling pioneer (Mia's site). It's difficult to conceptualize a loss at such a young age. Even more so when you've met her.
I met Mia a couple of years back, when we served on a television panel together. I was immediately impressed by her presence, a confident, intelligent, beautiful young woman, who spoke so articulately about the relationship between culture, self-esteem, and weight.
It's sad to think that the (plus-sized) modeling industry has lost such a bright, young star.