A women can be beautiful no matter what her size is, but it seems like the women who preach this message the most are always undeniable attractive. While big girls who adorn their bodies with pride may be empowering to some, it could also be harmful to others with poor body image. Learning to love and accept your body can be a struggle while being bombarded with modern beauty messages, whether you’re big or small. Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust shared her thoughts on what body positivity should be in response to a fan who once found her to be an inspiration, but then began to feel negatively after making comparisons.
“To be ‘body positive’ when you’re plus size you don’t need to look or act a certain way. You simply need to appreciate that all bodies are good bodies, and short of getting arrested, believe that people can dress how they like. Being ‘body positive’ and wanting to lose some of your own body weight, or wanting to alter it temporarily or long term with corsets doesn’t take any value away from the body love message. Having an hourglass figure doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate women with apple or pear shapes – hourglass figures are not superior. Showing off your figure on social media (in, dare I say, overtly flattering poses) doesn’t mean that you are lying to yourself or somehow not embracing what it is to be plus size.” – Georgina Horne