1. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is the first name I think of when I think of plus size beauty. Her face is everywhere, and she is a huge advocate for young girls embracing the bodies they’re in. Her looks are graceful and edgy, and her stories and posts feature women of all body types in her swimsuit collection on Swimsuits for All.
Tabria shows us that plus size girls can be fit. She does yoga, hikes, lifts, and plays the piano beautifully. You may have seen her on a few FashionNova campaigns, too.
3. Supernova Jazz
If you’re looking for fashion meets teen spirit meets body positivity, Supernova Jazz is your girl!
Lizzo’s popularity comes from her music, but she has no shame in flaunting her body. She is unapologetic. She is bold. She is beautiful.
Woke up at 3am to catch the first NYC✈️LAX flight… Sat on the plane 2 hours for a technical issue… Switched planes because they couldn’t fix it…Life delayed my trip 5 hours and the red carpet was closed but honey I just wanna let YOU know… MY @BETAWARDS LOOK WAS EV👏🏾ERY👏🏾THING. Thanks to @jasonrembert @migpena @theshelbyswain @iwantalexx @patmcgrathreal @quinnwilsonn
4. Marquita Pring
Marquita highlights that being plus size doesn’t always mean having a big butt and curves, but it is any kind of beauty outside the traditional standard. And she does it with grace!
5. Denise Bidot
Denise reminds us that it’s okay to have lumps and curves and that we can still be sexy.
6. Megan Jayne Crabbe
Megan (aka Bodyposipanda) is an advocate for all body types, and I mean all. Her page features disabled bodied women, elderly women, and women of all races and ethnic backgrounds. Your current body is already beach body ready!
How many of your body insecurities come from being too big? Too soft? Too jiggly? Too much? Or in other words, too fat? We spend a lot of time talking about specific parts of our bodies that we've been taught to see as flawed: stomachs that aren't flat, thighs that aren't smooth, arms that wobble and backs that ripple. We don't talk enough about what all those supposed 'flaws' have in common, and why we've been taught to see them as flaws in the first place. The problem isn't individual body parts. The problem is fatphobia. We live in a culture that teaches us to fear and hate fatness. And by extension, to fear and hate fat people. We're taught a million different stereotypes about what fatness means: laziness, ugliness, unhealthiness, and above all, personal failure. These stereotypes are what allow people to justify the marginalisation of fat bodies, and the cultural fatphobia that's created is the root of so many of the things we believe to be 'flaws'. We don't need to work on accepting our stomachs or our cellulite, we need to work on dismantling fatphobia in all its forms. Stomach rolls aren't flaws because fatness is not a flaw. Arms that jiggle aren't flaws because fatness is not a flaw. Thighs that bulge or dimple or take up space aren't flaws because fatness is not a flaw. The only way that we free ourselves from diet culture and body hatred is by recognising that the real culprit is the fear of fat that our society has ingrained in us. Which means we have to confront the stereotypes and prejudices we hold about fatness, and unlearn the fuck out of them. We have to neutralise the word fat. We have to uplift and celebrate fat bodies that have been pushed to the margins of society for so long. We have to question the medicalisation of fatness. WE HAVE TO REDEFINE WHAT FATNESS MEANS IN OUR CULTURE. When we do that, nobody will have to wonder how they can accept a 'flaw' on their body that comes from being too fat, because they won't have been taught to see it as a flaw in the first place. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 Lingerie is @dearscantilly 🌸
Strength in softness 🌸 Power in sisterhood 💗 Magic in self love ✨ Goddesses of Self Love by @lindablacker 💐 featuring the unstoppable babes @gracefvictory and @enamasiama 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. the photo is colour edited to get a golden painted effect, but as always body size/shape and face are untouched, just good lighting and make-up by @ashleighmua 😘🌸
7. Sarah Rae Vargas
And lastly, Sarah shows us that fashion is for women of all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be a size 2 to wear a crop top!