January seems to be the most diet saturated month of the year and instead of signing up for another gym membership in hope to lose those last 20 kg. Here are some wonderful body positive things happening on the internet to combat this new year diet obession our world has. Including places of solitude and messages of self love!
THIS PLUS SIZE BRAND IS KILLING DIET CULTURE & WEIGHT STIGMAS WITH EACH POST THIS JANUARY!
So normally when brands (even at times plus size brands) take on body positivity, fitness and self love it ends up looking like a ‘societally acceptable’ watered down version of Fat. This campaign by Lane Bryant is very VERY different. These four ladies featured are giving me a January sanctuary from the pressures to be anything but myself! LOOK AT THOSE AMAZING BABES!
A FABULOUS FACEBOOK PAGE I STUMBLED ACROSS THAT IS CREATING A CATALOG OF POSTS ON WHY PEOPLE ARE REFUSING TO LOSE WEIGHT THIS YEAR!
I found these posts at the start of the week and they filled me with such joy. It still seems crazy that the world thinks combating the pressure to lose weight is ‘radical’. Yet until it becomes ingrained in society that weight loss will not solve all our problems these types of posts will be revolutionary. I thank Cat Inspired for that!
THIS QUEEN’S NEW SWIMSUIT PLUS SIZE COLLECTION AND THE MESSAGE IT IS SENDING! NEW YEAR SAME YOU!
For those who are still unfamiliar with Gabi Fresh she is an amazing, designer/blogger and creates fabulous plus size swim wear collections. This year is no different and the message attached to her latest campaign is SOOOO worth watching.
New Year. Same you. A year ago I would have cringed seeing my back rolls in this video. I'm so happy I've learned to accept them. Body confidence is a journey and not a destination. (For the record, no I'm not against anyone setting personal goals for themselves, I'm against the crazy pressure society places on us and the pervasive idea that we need to change ourselves to achieve happiness. More on this later!) #gabifreshxswimsuitsforall #newyearsameyou #linkinbio to shop! Shout out to @mrjustinervin for doing an amazing job on this video ❤️
A BODY POSITIVE MOVEMENT THAT CELEBRATES THE SHAKE OF OUR BODIES WHEN WE GET OUR GROOVE THING ON!
My friend Melissa Gibson created the ‘Don’t hate the shake’ Instagram page in 2014 and whenever they update the page my heart is so very freaking happy. Watching other women of all sizes dance like crazy fills my feed with awesome reminders to just love life! I even submitted a dance video this week.
Y'all! Y'all! It's a new @donthatetheshake and I'm not holding anything back! Because #fuckflattering. Our bodies in motion are glorious. The wiggles and jiggles don't hold us back, they are part of moving us forward. Join in the movement now! Tag me and I'd love to see your videos! Song is Yoga by @janellemonae #donthatetheshake #bopo #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards #fatbabe #honormycurves #nobs #takingupspace
Hey y'all lovely folks! ! I'm absolutely loving all the recent submissions and I'm super excited about my very good friend, Dani's, first #donthatetheshake submission! You're killing it girl ❤️❤️❤️❤️ -Melly #Repost @chooselifewarrior with @repostapp ・・・ // Female Empowerment, Feminism, Fatness and Dancing are all fucking RAD // Here's some old school @xtina coming at ya ❤️ My first offical @donthatetheshake (Don't let anyone tell you that your too "anything" to not be able to do something) Another great dancing Movement the ladies over at @fatgirlsdancemovement 🙌🏻 💃🏽💃🏿💃🏼💃🏻 Want to see more of my dancing shaking body loving videos? Let me know gorgeous beautiful radiant peeps! Another dancer who is size inclusive I love is @thefitnessmarshall
So glad you found us through @bodyposipanda and decided to join in! And you are so right, this is about appreciating our bodies in their beautiful individuality! Keep being awesome! ❤️❤️❤️ -Melly #Repost @tea_laura with @repostapp ・・・ Yesterday, the wonderful @bodyposipanda posted a #donthatetheshake video and inspired me to do the same. It's not about being a great dancer or having the coolest moves, but about owning and appreciating our bodies in their beautiful individuality – and just enjoy dancing our asses off! 🙌 Filming this little video was SO MUCH FUN and a good excuse to take a break from doing homework. #donthatetheshake, friends! 💃🎉❤ (PS: @camilad24, I miss dancing with you! 😘👭) @bodyposipanda @thevagaggle @donthatetheshake #bopo #ijigglethereforeiam #donthatetheshake
This is literally everything!!!! Omg y'all just made my night! Thanks for joining in on our virtual dance party! -Melly #Repost @fatgirlsdancemovement with @repostapp ・・・ Happy Fa-La-La-La-La… La #FATGIRLFRIDAY! FGD couldn't let the holidays pass without a DOPE Christmas dance number. Check out FGD's FIRST Flash Mob in Columbus Circle train station. See the FULL vid on our YouTube channel! Link in our bio! Happy Holidays, Everyone! From #FATGIRLSDANCE! Please share, like, and repost! #christmas #theyearofdance #fatgirlmagic #seethe67 #thisbody #goldenconfidence #celebratemysize #fatgirlscan #broadwayblack #fullfigured #plussizebeauty #turkeylurkey #curvygirls #bopowarrior #curvilyyours #dance #donthatetheshake #hereiam #soworthit #styleandcurvemag #curvysexyconfident #promisespromises #selflove #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #loveyourcurves
I thought we could probably use some joyful jiggling in our lives right now so it's #DONTHATETHESHAKE TIME! 💃💜 REMEMBER: your body is so worthy of love in all the shapes that movement creates. Your wiggle is wonderful! Your squish is spectacular! OWN YOUR JIGGLE MY BOPO BABES! Anyone can join the #donthatetheshake party and celebrate their jelly – it isn't about being a great dancer or looking super cool, it's just about moving with joy and finding love for our bods outside of a still picture frame! So if you feel up to it, GET SHAKING! And check out @donthatetheshake for more! 💜💙💚🌈🌞
THESE AMAZING VIDEOS BELOW FROM MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE YOU TUBE ACCOUNTS!
This video by Meghan Tonjes which helps break down the problems with fat shaming and discrimination –
This video from the fabulous plus size brand Society + featuring Kelley Markland featuring why you should just be you this new year –
My wonderful amazing friend Gia who is talking about how she became body positive and the reasons she loves her body!
Comment and let me know your favourite ways to combat diet culture! Do you have favourite internet peeps or places that keep the positive vibes following through this tough month!
Happy 2017 and remember this year focusing on loving yourself does not have to mean new diets or weightloss!