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LET’S BE CLEAR, BODY-POSITIVITY DOES NOT CELEBRATE “FATNESS” EXCLUSIVELY…
It seems as though there is a great misconception on what body-posivitivy is. It’s something, we hear about all the time- but interestingly enough the “body-positive movement” draws one major misconception that needs to be clarified.
BODY-POSITIVITY PROMOTES SELF-LOVE AND EMBRACING ALL SIZES & BODY TYPES
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One would think, we can all agree-body-positivity is about love and coming to terms with the realities of your body. Whether you love and accept yourself, or you love yourself and understand there are things about yourself that you want to change; body-positivity is all about embracing love for yourself; no matter your body type, no matter your reality of being skinny, thick, fat, plus-size, obese; you get it?
But there are soooooo many people who believe body-positvity promotes “fatness and obesity and unhealthy lifestyles…” thoooooo.😑
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BODY-POSITIVTY IS ATTACKED BECAUSE IT GOES AGAINST EMBRACING FAUX BEAUTY STANDARDS
There are many people who believe body-positivity promotes obesity. To be honest, media has this weird way of promoting obesity and bad habits- through commercials and advertising, and then double-backing with unrealistic beauty standards-making women feel as though they need to look and represent themselves in a very particular way that only Photoshop can achieve.
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When we go against the norm, to take action against faux beauty standards and give our voice to a platform that embraces body-positivity it gets greeted with the backlash of promoting fatness. When in all actuality, it doesn’t.
It promotes women banding together to celebrate our unique dope-ass-selves.
BODY-POSITIVITY LITERALLY INCLUDES EVERY BODY
Body-posivity is not exclusive to women of the plus-size demographic. Body-positivity includes all women. Interestingly enough, survivors of eating disorders whether it be anorexia or bulimia also have an immense voice within the body-positive movement as well. It just so happens that, plus-size women is the leading demographic reclaiming body-positivity.