4. August 2018
I didn’t want to make a video on this topic for so long, but it’s time I opened up about what I think body positive has become… and why it is important to re-evaluate the message.
I claim to be a body positivity influencer. Based on individual judgement; to some, I may only be a Body Confidence advocate. Either way, I will continue to be body positive. But unless I am honest about my relationship with this movement, it is hard for me to keep making content.
I have been hesitant about making body positivity content on Sass and Curvé for a while now. This is because I feel like there is so much negativity within this community.
The wrong message may be being sent.
I, constantly, feel anxious writing about this topic. Wondering whether I meet some kind of secret standard, whether someone will dissect what I wrote and find something wrong with it. Whether or not my thoughts align with their own version of Body Positivity.
From the content that is available online, I’ve noticed a distinct shift in the Body Positivity movement. A shift that makes me sad and also stirs a rage in me to start a necessary discussion for a body positive change.
Instead of writing a ridiculously long blog post, I made a video that I would love for you to watch and open the door for discussion.
Do you agree with any of my thoughts?
Do you feel the same way?
How is your relationship with the Body Positivity Movement/Community?