Oftentimes, plus-size women are criticized for their taste in fashion, making them feel uncomfortable with their choices. People are quick to offer unsolicited advice on what they should or should not wear. But thanks to Simone Mariposa, the plus-size model and blogger who started a campaign on body-shaming against women.
The hashtag that the twenty-three-year-old Mariposa posted on Twitter called #WeWearWhatWeW motivated plus-size women around the world to be proud and post their photos online wearing clothes that are considered “unacceptable” for individuals with their body types. And in just a few days, it has turned into an outpour of body-positive messages.
In her interview with BuzzFeed, Mariposa revealed that she used to conceal unflattering parts of her body to shield herself from negative comments of others. Because of it, she mastered the art of ignoring negative opinion regarding the way she looks.
“After a while, I stopped letting society dictate my wardrobe and starting wearing things that I always dreamed of wearing that made me feel beautiful,” she said. “There are countless people out there who still lack that self-love . . . and women like us can help to change that. We can lead by example.”
Take a look at some of her inspiring photos on twitter along with a few encouraging captions:
— wise young fattie⭐️ (@SimoneMariposa) July 23, 2016
— Lyndsay Patricia (@psblyndsay) July 26, 2016
— Sapph (@plussizequeen__) July 25, 2016
— angelic (@arialeotaete) July 25, 2016
— Ashley B. (@ashleytearra) July 24, 2016