• Sneha Shah

What is Body Positivity 

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

The term "body positivity" is, well, complicated. There's no denying that the movement has accomplished a lot. The concept of body postivity has created this widespread cultural awareness of things that very few people were talking about 5 or 10 years ago." Body positivity. It's a term that is thrown around a lot on social media (I use it almost daily)," "The presence of body positivity hashtag has been used over 2 million times on Instagram alone. I think through all of this, the meaning behind the words has gotten a bit lost and misunderstood. Body positive” has become a buzzword in the social media world over the last few years, but it’s so much more than that. Body positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all humans should have a positive body image, despite what society and the media portrays. The biggest foundation of the movement is the belief that all bodies should be accepted, no matter the size, form or appearance. In a world of online trolls, it has been beautiful to see strong, inspirational women using their platform for advocacy and positivity. Read on to meet some of our favorite body positive bloggers who are making waves and helping us make the world a better place. Your value as a human being does not come from what you look like on the outside.Bloggers run multiple campaings onground adn online with the aim trying to redefine what it means to have a "perfect figure. body positivity is defined differently in multiple plussize model campaings It was simply changing your mindset and seeing your body in a positive way rather than always thinking about it negatively," it's so much more than that. "It's understanding that your value as a human being does not come from what you look like on the outside,"It's a constant journey of learning to accept your body for what it is so that you don't let your insecurities hold you back from living life. It's also striving to be your best self. But as with every big movement, there's still work to be done. "We've gotten to a point where body positivity is okay for some people-mostly people who are pretty close to the traditional beauty ideal-to embrace their 'imperfections' but still not okay for people who are further from this ideal. For example, we often see body positivity represented in celebrities or models like Ashley Graham," Conason pointed out. "They are doing wonderful important work, but we need to recognize all of the people in more marginalized bodies whose voices are not being heard. And sometimes, in the rare case that a more marginalized voice is heard, there is a lot of backlash." For example, images of model Tess Holliday have been criticized for "promoting obesity." (Related: What We Really Mean When We Call People Fat) Being body-positive means to celebrate our unique differences and having a positive body image just as you are right now. "I think being body positive looks different for everyone because we each have areas about ourselves that make us insecure. Love Your Body and Still Want to Change it Over the past couple of years, Plussize models who represented plussize community has worked hard to maintain a positive body image, regardless of what they sees in the mirror. "It has been a long journey to feel confident and happy in my body but I'm also striving to do better," she wrote. "I want to give my body the love it deserves. ( tess Holiday A sunflower doesn’t compare itself to a rose. And a rose’s beauty doesn’t take away the beauty of a sunflower. They are both beautiful in their own way! Just like you are! 🌻 Appreciate the beauty and be grateful for the growth whether it’s your own or another’s

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