We can remember as little girls flipping through fashion magazines and viewing all the skinny models and actresses on the glossy pages. Looking in wonder and wanting to emulate these false images, many young girls erroneously believed that all women need to be skinny or something must be wrong with them. If a child was reading a fashion magazine during the 1950s it was remarkably different. The average woman weighed about 120 pounds and was a size 8. But a size 8 decades ago is now a size 4. Elizabeth Wissinger wrote the book This Year’s Model and explained to the New York Times that curves were once very accepted by our culture. “Yes, curvy bodies were popular, but the people had those achievable, accessible physiques, represented by movie stars like Marilyn Monroe. Fashion was still very separate and models were thin," she said. Today, the average actress wears a size 4. The average female model weighs between 90 pounds and 120 pounds with a size 6 being considered a plus size. The industry is making more progress by touting more plus-sized women. But we have a long way to go. Here are 6 notable body positive moments that inspired us.