Repost: Is Body Positive Movement Just a Trend?

Ashley Graham Plus Size Model ALDA Group

2016 kicked off as an exciting year for the body positive movement. It looked like some great strides were being made as to how society viewed beauty. I have to admit, I was fairly excited to see what the results would look like if the media really began to back idea and, for a while, they did. Everything hit full steam when Ashley Graham made history as the first plus size model to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

She stunned and looked like she completely belonged. And that’s how it should be, normal bodies shouldn’t stick out. It just doesn’t make sense. I suppose everyone else had the same thoughts because Graham continued to increase in popularity. She was named as one of People Magazine’s most beautiful women and spearheaded a special edition of Glamour Magazine aimed towards plus sized women. It was like dominos as the press kept continuing to surround her and even branch out to any subject that claimed to be body positive. It was like a renaissance from the constant barrage of perfection presented in social media. In fact, the efforts had a positive effect on me. I was beginning to feel more comfortable in my own body and I think it’s safe to say I’m not the only woman who felt that way. But with the constant burst of new information online, every hot topic experiences its 15 minutes of fame and then peters out…

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