When Debz of The (Not So) Secret Diary of a Wannabe Princess created the #WeAreTheThey hashtag to stand up to Jamelia's harsh words on Loose Women last week, I never in a million years would've thought we could make it trend on Twitter. I am astounded by the strength & resilience we as a Plus Size Community have together. Standing proud we hit back at the statement from Jamelia in which she stated,
“I do not think it's right to facilitate people living an unhealthy lifestyle."
“They should be made to feel uncomfortable when they go in and can't find a size.”
Whilst I believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion how you share that opinion should be considered. To make someone feel ashamed, hurt or embarrassed, segregated or unworthy is really not okay. It is a form of discrimination.
We are Human and funnily enough we are all unique. We come in different shapes & sizes, so why can't we all just accept that and not seek to shame each other for our differences.
So in revolt the plus size community took to social media putting a face to the "They" that Jamelia was singling out. The "They" is not a faceless embodiment of beings in society... we are real people...
Here was my 2 pence worth....
We are nothing to be ashamed of, we are strong, we are not the minority, we can be happy, we can be healthy, we come in all shapes and sizes, we are beautiful...we are women...
I am 31, 5ft 4, size 18/20. I have been a size 12 and I have been a size 28 and I have worked my ass of to get to where I am now. I am a happy, confident woman, I am a mother, I work hard, I support my family, I am a signed Plus Size/Curve Model & Fashion and Beauty Blogger. I am beautiful and I deserve to be happy...I strive to be healthier but I am not ashamed of who I am.
#Stophating #nohatezone #wearethey #bodyshamingisnotok #itsdisrimination #everybodyisbeautiful #allgirlsrock #effyourbeautystandards #psbloggers #thepsbloggers #empowerment #bodyconfidence #selflove #loveyourself