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nd Colleague chison “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran I had the pleasure of working with Jill several times over the past few years. Her sweet demeanor, positive attitude, and warmhearted smile were contagious and you could not help but love her. She always acted with professionalism and grace, and was, without a doubt, an ally for the plus industry and community. She is gone too soon and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, family and loved ones at this difficult time. - Reah Norman, PMM Executive Fashion Director Jill Hutchison was a marketing and ecommerce guru. She always bought a barrage of ideas and an “outside the box” way of preparing for each FFFWeek event.. In 2011, I fondly remember Jill wanting to telecast the FFFWeek runway show on a jumbotron in Times Square. I, always cautious and wanting the plus industry to be presented in the best possible light, was afraid that any error in the show would be seen by millions, politely declined. Now, I wish I had thrown caution to the wind and partnered with Jill on that request. Jill took chances, created, developed and nurtured her ideas. We need more of that, in every industry. Rest in peace, Jill and thank you for a memorable partnership. - Gwen DeVoe, Creator and Executive Producer, FFFWeek dec2013 plusmodelmag.com