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Tag: Body Positivity

Thickleeyonce takes aim at beauty industry for selling ‘unattainable perfection’
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Thickleeyonce takes aim at beauty industry for selling ‘unattainable perfection’

South African model and body positivity activist Lesego “Thickleeyonce” Legobane recently had her followers shouting “yes” and “amen” on her Instagram when she took aim at the beauty industry and its “impossible” beauty standards. The star took to her social media to share the latest campaign she’s a part of with Dove to help create awareness around the effects of unattainable beauty standards. The model posted several "raw" and retouched pictures of herself to illustrate her points about what society has normalised as "Instagram worthy", or beautiful, versus the pictures people are most likely to hide. Thickleeyonce relayed her personal journey with self-love in the face of industry-fueled beauty standards. "I’ve been sharing my photographs on Instagram for 10 years and so...
Wema Sepetu proves body positivity is a crab in the bucket mentality
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Wema Sepetu proves body positivity is a crab in the bucket mentality

Tanzanian actress and model, Wema Sepetu is being shamed for actually gett8ing to the right size for a woman her height and age. Let that sink in for a minute. Her haters have been taking to her social media account to leave negative remarks about the fact that she has lost weight and is now the right BMI (body mass index) for her height. This is a rather interesting thing to note because it gives credence to the argument that body positivity as a movement isn’t for every woman but rather for women who are overweight and do not want to be held accountable nor reminded that it is actually immensely irresponsible to allow yourself to get to an unhealthy weight. Wema Sepetu is the latest instalment of this narrative as we have seen it repeated in the lives of Adelle, the UK singer a...
‘I had to fight an adult who told my teen cousin that her boobs look like she’s had 3 kids’ – Thickleeyonce
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‘I had to fight an adult who told my teen cousin that her boobs look like she’s had 3 kids’ – Thickleeyonce

Social media influencer and businesswoman Thickleeyonce is all about body positivity and doesn't see a problem with sagging boobs. The influencer shared her reasons behind the importance of normalising sagging breasts after her teen cousin was body-shamed recently. She took to Twitter to express her frustration at people who constantly judge other women for the way their boobs looked. As many rushed to support her views, a tweep posted a question asking how saggy boobs were not considered normal when they were natural. To which Thickleeyonce replied, saying that sagging breasts were indeed natural and that people needed to stop passing negative comments about them. She also recounted a time when she had to fight with an older person after they made nasty remarks about her ...
#Bbnaija’s Uriel Stuns As She Covers The Celebrity Shoot Magazine’s Body Issue
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#Bbnaija’s Uriel Stuns As She Covers The Celebrity Shoot Magazine’s Body Issue

Big Brother Naija 2017 housemate Uriel Oputa is the stunning cover star for the latest issue of Abbyke Domina‘s Celebrity Shoot Magazine. This new issue is tagged “The Body Issue” and is all about body positivity. Sharing photos she said; ‘Super excited to be on the Cover of Celebrity shoot magazine. #bodyissues we all have them but learning to deal with them is the real issue.        
Thickleeyonce Shattered By SA Fashion Week Hate
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Thickleeyonce Shattered By SA Fashion Week Hate

South African photographer and plus-size model Lesego "Thickleeyonce" Legobane cried so hard at the social media hate following her SA Fashion Week appearance on Tuesday night that her mother had to help her clean up the vomit she spewed after being physically sick. Thickleeyonce, who is a strict advocate for body positivity, was one of several models who took to the runway for the Woolworths fashion show, drawing applause from the audience. However, a video of her walking on the runway was ridiculed on Twitter, with users body-shaming her and complaining that she was walking like someone on the way to a spaza shop. Reacting to the comments, Thickleeyonce said she did not usually care what people thought but cried after reading the hatred aimed at her. "I usually don't give a f...
About 200 People Poses Naked In New York’s Times Square To Promote Body Positivity
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About 200 People Poses Naked In New York’s Times Square To Promote Body Positivity

As part of an art project called "Body Notes", about 200 participants converged on New York's Times Square where they posed naked with only body paint to hide their modesty. According to organisers of the event, Human Connection Arts, the stunt is intended to "promote positivity and acceptance". Street artist Andy Golub said:     "People are expressing themselves with their bodies and they're also expressing themselves with their words. " "So it's an opportunity for them to sort of share who they are and with no shame and with comfort and then on the same token for others to accept them. "So it's something that on one level it seems like sort of like a fun silly thing, people are naked, colours, but on the other level it actually impacts people in a very deep way." "Why is the naked ...
Facebook Reverses Decision to Ban Ad Featuring Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday
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Facebook Reverses Decision to Ban Ad Featuring Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday

Facebook has apologised after refusing to run an advert featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday wearing a bikini. The social network told the BBC it had made a mistake and has now approved the image. Australian feminist group Cherchez La Femme had expressed fury after Facebook rejected their advert for an event designed to promote body positivity. Originally the social network told them the advert "depicts a body... in an undesirable manner". While the event page was not taken down, the advert to promote it was not approved. "Ads like these are not allowed since they make viewers feel bad about themselves," read the original response from Facebook's Ads Team, which the organisers shared as screenshots on their page. It also suggested that an alternative image of someone "running o...

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