13. August 2018
Body positivity isn’t just an individual journey; it’s a community of strong individuals working together to spread a much-needed message of social change and self-acceptance. So, if you like listening to me – you’ll love these babes, too!
I have to admit, there is a lot of sides within the body positivity community.
Some believe it should only be tackling issues of social and political change that affects the bigger person, in particular of minority backgrounds. Others believe that it should be a journey of self-acceptance that in and of itself creates a break from stereotypes and therefore, sends a message that social and political change is needed.
I would like to think of myself being in that second side of the community (do you have your copy of my BP guide?).
How can we push for social and political change if so many of us have yet to embrace who we are and understand that our worth is not defined by others?
Here are some of my favourite online personalities that fight the Body Positivity cause, their way.
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I’ve been following Grace since the beginning of her YouTube career and it is amazing to see how far she’s come and seen her on her body journey.
She released her book, NO FILTER, last year and it’s a pleasant read!
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Instagram brought me to Chloe and I must say she is one of my favourites! Full of positivity and knowledge, Chloe is an online creator for BBC and was chosen as Blogosphere’s Fashion Influencer of the Year 2018.
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Michelle’s story is touching and powerful! Once I started following her on Instagram, there was no going back!
A body confidence coach and a proud body positivity voice, Michelle has about to release her debut book, Am I Ugly?
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One of the biggest voice in the world of plus-size fashion and body positivity is Tess! She’s willing to take on the critics and prove that beauty is found in every size. Her book, The Not So Subtle Art Of Being A Fat Girl : Loving the Skin You’re In, is a must-read!
She is the founder of the Eff Your Beauty Standards movement.
Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on, it’s important to keep supporting the Body Positivity community and opening our eyes to new people, new stories and new ways of thinking.