But, there are champions out there who want us to accept our bodies – uneven skin tone, stretch marks, cellulite and all – just the way they are.

Talmesha Keonna

She’s an advocate for accepting your stretchmark or ‘tiger stripes’. Her own body changed a lot during pregnancy but she’s embraced how she looks.  

Queen Nzinga

The Zimbabwean writer is a strong feminist who is pro self-love, embracing your curves and being unapologetically black.

Chidera Eggerue

Known to her audience on social media as ‘The Slumflower’ the young blogger started the #saggyboobsmatter movement, which demonstrates that not all boobs are or meant to be round and perky.

Sonny Turner

NOW THIS MAY BE HARD FOR SOME OF YOU TO UNDERSTAND BUT GUESS WHAT; I like the way I look when I look in the mirror !!!!!!?????? Yes I have rolls. Yes I have stretch marks. Yes I am ‘fat’. And yes I think I look GREAT. And you should too. We live in a world that is scared of ‘fatness’ and is fat phobic. It’s like so cause I’m fat I’m not allowed to feel sexy? I’m not allowed to think I’m beautiful ? I’m not allowed to feel good? NOPE. FYI fats are allowed to think their attractive. And that’s the same for any body type in fact. Girls w no butt and boobs are allowed to think their beautiful too. My last post reached/made impressions to over 2 million of you. I hope that’s 2 million of you who love yourself. I hope that 2 million of you aren’t afraid to embrace your ‘flaws’ and ‘insecurities’. I hope that 2 million of you realise your worth and you are worthy of love no matter what your size and wether you have stretch marks or not. I know that It’s hard to love yourself and be yourself in this world we currently live in. We’re constantly presented with flawless images of beautiful people luxury lifestyles and all. I can’t help but question , how tangible is it all? One day all of that won’t matter. What will matter is the memories we made with the people we love and the mark we left on the world. If I leave one or even any mark on the world it’s that I want to encourage people to want to be themselves. To make others feel confident for who they really are. To normalise all the things that are seen as ‘ugly’. Well I’m fat and fabulous. Or thick or what ever coined term u ppl like to call me to make me feel less guilty about my chub. Whatever category u wanna put me in, I still look gr8 ?????????????? #everybodyisbeautiful #feminist #fatfabulous

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The UK plus-size model and blogger is all about being loving your curves and rolls. She uses the hashtag #everybodyisbeautiful to spread positivity.

Thick Leeyonce

Lee needs no introduction – she is always fighting against fat shaming and teaches girls of all shapes and sizes to love themselves, no matter their size.