I’ve been immersed in the body positivity community for several years now and have had many conversations about the topic. It always surprises me how many people think the movement has something to do with weight and that people in smaller bodies can’t be a part of the movement/community.
I don’t know where things went wrong (with what body positivity is/the movement is about) but it is NOT about weight or dress size!
Here’s a definition from Wikipedia:
Body positivity is a movement focused on the acceptance of all bodies, regardless of size, shape, skin tone, gender, and physical abilities, while challenging present-day beauty standards as an undesirable social construct. Proponents focus on the appreciation of the functionality and health of the body, instead of its appearance.
Body positivity is about acknowledging this is the skin I’m in and this is who I am. I don’t have to be perfect before I can love myself!
In other words… body positivity is for EVERYONE!
Check out part 1 – body positivity is for everybody – of my 5 part embracing body positivity series below: