As a plus-size woman who is heavily involved in the body-positive movement, I’m always looking for those “aha moments” that take my body positivity to a new level. Sometimes, the greatest teachers are right in front of us. Check out these 5 things plus-size women have learned from Lizzo.
For myself, body positivity is a work in progress. It’s taken me a long time to accept myself as I am.
My struggle with body acceptance began as early as elementary school. My family shamed me and gave me nicknames like thunder thighs or squatty body. I was always the biggest one on the cheer squad or ballet or gymnastics.
My story isn’t unique. I grew up as the fat friend, I have always been plus-size, I’ve tried all the diets, done all the workout routines.
Do you need help silencing your inner critic? In a time of selfies and social media, maintaining a positive body image is crucial.
Just like you learned the ABCs, you can learn to love your body. Not the one you wish you had. This one. The one you are living in today.
Ariel King is a lady with a lot on her plate, but she is always welcoming others to the table.
And whose opinion about your appearance matters?
No doubt you’ve been practicing social distancing, or maybe even lockdown, for at least a few days. We are all spending more time at home, more time walking past our mirrors, more time alone with our thoughts and insecurities.
Are you a badass? Are you sassy, loud and proud? Are you fierce?