If we were told to do a research on how many plus-sized women get fat-shamed every day, I think there will be at least one woman per second feeling hopeless and down with how they look. The main reason for this is not because of what they look like but what people around them make them feel like.
Two Plus-sized model, Size 16 Diana Sirokai, 21, from London and size 24 Callie Thorpe from Wales, took to Instagram to bring this issue on limelight, that how editing and photoshop can easily manipulate the fashion industry, and what we see may not all be true.
The girls took a B&W picture of them laughing in their lingerie and they asked their photographer to photoshop them as much as possible. See the results for yourself!
This is how they really look like in real life.
Yes, they are thick, they have cellulite and belly fats. But they embrace themselves in the natural beauty they were showered with. Both of them are such an inspiration.
And this is the Photoshopped version.
You will see the difference in slimming down their waistline, jawline, smoothing their cellulite. Their thighs almost look like they’ve been painted. Now you see how easy it is to alter a picture, so all those time when you were cursing yourself why you didn’t get the privilege of a perfect body, take a chill pill, you are beautiful no matter what shape you belong to.
These two ladies are Bravehearts, they did something which is very fragile and extremely controversial topic that most woman can relate to, it’s not only about being fat, body-shaming has been existing all throughout the ages.
After they posted the pictures, fans from Instagram showed their support commenting the girls were an “inspiration” and also “beautiful” preferring to their unedited picture. The post received more than 12,000 likes and is still growing.
Diana is a lingerie model for brands like Curvy Kate, Scantily and also a fashion designer owning her own clothing line ‘Diana by Xehar’.
Im a fan of your body but I am number 1 fan of MY BODY!!! You need to understand its okay not to fit in a certain category. You were born to stand out! We all go through different stages of our body and I am happy to slay all stages! Yes I am overweight, yes I have cellulite, yes I have thick thighs,arms, I have tummy and so what? If I want I'll change it thats up to me but I wont let anyone bring me down ever again! Neither should you:) this set of lingerie just made me wanna slay on yall haha @dearscantilly you're the best! ?
”The purpose of this was to show you all how magazines and the media takes editing to a different level,’ she explained. ‘Models and celebrities do not even look like theirselves. We live in such a fake world its time to bring real back. Own who you are, and slay”
“I find my flaws till the day I started to look at the things I love about my body and I realised I am Sexy!”
Callie Thorpe is a blogger and an ex Marie Claire columnist who has posed for Miss Vogue in a bikini and also for Elle and Cosmo.
She got a massive amount of hate mail and harsh comment from people criticising and fat shaming her body. But she didn’t let the negativity get to her, instead, she filmed a video titled ‘Dealing with online abuse’ which got views over 26,000 times.
Have you ever wished your could go back in time and tell your younger self somethings to make life easier? Well I have so today I wrote all the things I would say to 13 year old me. Head to Calliethorpe.com if you fancy a read and tell me what one thing you would tell younger you. • • • Images by @jakub_koz
“not because I don’t think you’re pretty.
but because you are so much more than that” – Rupi Kaur
”We want to show women that it’s okay to look “normal” to have cellulite, stretch marks and tummies that aren’t flat and toned. ‘Be happy with you who you are and the skin you are in.”
Oh boy, sometimes trying to be everything for everyone can be really draining. I wish I was a person that could brush off comments, or not take things so personally but I can't. Maybe it's a good thing because isn't it better to care a little than not at all? Anyways here is a photo of me feeling rather happy in Italy when the most I had to think about was what flavour of gelato to eat.
“Own your reality. See goodness in the world. Be Bold. Be Fierce. Be Grateful.”
I feel more secure than ever with my personal style. Maybe it’s to do with age and caring less about what people think or the fact that I’ve grown to love being a little different. I wasn’t always this way and in today’s blog post I talk a little about this whilst also offering up my 5 confidence boosting tips on how to own your own individual style. Fancy a read head over to calliethorpe.com ❤️? Photos by the ever talented @studiochic_photos
We totally look up to how these two women had inspired us effortlessly by using Instagram as a platform to tone up an inspiring voice that applies for all body types, gender, etc. That’s what social media should stand for, to spread positivity, love, and acceptance for every bit of humanity that can be shown in ways you’ve never thought of.