Gianluca Russo is a fashion and culture writer who specializes in the topic of body diversity. His work has appeared in GQ, Glamour, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, and more. Gianluca’s former NYLON column “Plus Us” explored the many ways in which larger-bodied individuals are discriminated against in society today. Currently, Gianluca works on the LinkedIn communications team running the Member Stories Program, which aims to elevate real and authentic voices in unique ways.
Gianluca is the co-founder of The Power of Plus, a size-inclusive digital community aimed at promoting love, respect, and style for every BODY. His debut nonfiction book under the same name was published in August 2022 by Chicago Review Press. Publisher's Weekly has called the book "an illuminating chronicle of the fight to make fashion more inclusive for plus-size people. Fashionistas will be delighted," and Booklist reviewed it writing, "Triumphant, unapologetic, and righteously angry, The Power of Plus is a stirring ode to the fat-fashion community."
Gianluca is currently represented by JL Stermer at Next Level Lit. He is a graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. For more of Gianluca’s work, follow him on social media at @g_russo1.