When Did Plus Size Mean Bare It All?

When Did Plus Size Mean Bare It All?
February 24, 2017 Yona Love
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In Empowerment, News/Bulletin

On a daily basis, I find it truly heartwarming to see more and more coverage of beautiful and talented plus size women like Ashley Graham, Danielle Brooks, and Chrissy Metz.

But, does the celebration of plus size women mean we have to bare it all?

Showcasing different bodies in the media is a reflection of reality; most of us don’t look like a photoshopped image.

Body positivity is a concept that seems to take on many forms. As shared by Plus Model Magazine, women want to feel good in their bodies no matter what their size. But that may require breaking the stigma surrounding size.

I can’t buy someone else’s body, but I can definitely buy the clothes they’re wearing — so why not showcase that instead?

But regardless of size, we, as a society seem can’t seem to distance ourselves from the image of nude women. We constantly see it on ads with skinny female models – sex sells. We get it. But now we’re starting to see it with plus size models.

What is the message we are sending to women and young girls across the world? What is it about baring it all that is supposed to make women feel good? If you think about it, we only spend a small fraction of our days being naked. So why is that all we see in the media? I’ve probably seen more semi-nude women throughout the day on TV, on ads, in magazines than I see my own naked body.

If you ask me, I’d rather see more fashion in ads than skin. I can’t buy someone else’s body, but I can definitely buy the clothes they’re wearing — so why not showcase that instead?

If you agree, let’s take a stand together. When we share our selfies, it is important that we remember that we are not alone in the world. People are always watching and influenced by the actions of others. I am all for #plussizebeauty NOT #nakedplussizebodies!

How can you get involved?

You can like the post and share it on social media 🙂

 

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Love,

Yona

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