This month over on Instagram I am taking part in a #bopomonth organised by Emily Discovers.
I chose to take part in this body image and self image has been a big part of my growth and learning since I was diagnosed with a multiple sclerosis.
Having never really thought a lot of about my body in fact at times you could say I have hated it, becoming ill made me see things in a different light.
The photo above is heading for one of my most liked posts on all social channels and it was taken at sunset with no make up on and if you look closely no doubt, I have tea spilt down my top.
The body positive movement was set up by fat women of colour and a I don’t fit into that class as a white mid-size woman who can still shop on the high street, though I have to say uncomfortably at times but I do still have the privilege if I wanted to.
I guess what I am trying to say is I don’t ever want those fat women of colour to think I am dumbing down their battles because that is not what I am about, I would rather champion them while still getting over my own body issues.
There is big talk at the moment of a certain brand that has even used fat women as part of their promotions but then they can put an ad out not taking them in account at all but showing all different sizes from a UK6 upwards to be body positive, however if they really understand what the movement was about to start with, they wouldn’t have put the fat woman of colour at the back of the shot.
Brands, if you are going to promote body positivity then at least bring the fat women of colour to the front and learn what the movement is about.
Back to my journey, which I am growing in confidence with daily, while still supporting the body postivity movement.
This awesome tee came about from a throw away quote on one of my posts earlier in month, so I have adopted it as my own😊 Outfox Printing 🦊