December 1st, 2013
12:20 PM ET

Mandela family: New film highlights 'real' side of Nelson, Winnie

A film 16 years in the making, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is making quite an impression on the Mandela family.

His granddaughters, Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini told New Day editorial producer Nadia Bilchik that because the film is based on Mandela's autobiography, it highlights an aspect of their grandfather's fight against apartheid that people rarely see– their mother, Winnie Mandela.

Bilchik is originally from Johannesburg, and gained exclusive access to the granddaughters and Winnie to ask them about the performance of British actor Naomi Harris, who plays Winnie in the film.

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Nadia, granddaughters best   NADIA WINNIE

Editorial Producer Nadia Bilchik traveled to Soweto in Johannesburg Nov. 22 to meet with Mandela granddaughters Zaziwe Dlamini Manaway and Swati Dlamini (top) and wife Winnie Mandela (bottom).

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December 1st, 2013
10:32 AM ET

Was 'Fit Mom' fat shaming over plus-sized modeling?

It's rare to find a woman who feels completely confident in lingerie, and Chrystal Bougon, owner of Curvy Girl lingerie is trying to change that. She encouraged social media followers to submit photos of their real, un-photoshopped bodies in their skivvies.

Bougon said it was a project to promote positive body image. But that didn't sit well with Maria Kang. Kang is known as the 'Fit Mom' who posted a controversial photo of her athletic body and her three kids with the words "What's your excuse?"

Kang took to Facebook to express her disagreement with the "Curvy Girl" mission and now many social media users are calling her a bully and a fat-shamer.

New Day Weekend brought both Bougon and Kang together to discuss this social media storm– but this time, there was no hiding behind keyboards.

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