The #WeWearWhatWeWant Trend Is Inspiring Curvy Girls To Be Body Positive

Plus-size women are hitting back at the fat-shaming trolls on social media and the many, many ads that constantly project a negative, homogenous idea of what is beautiful. The #WeWearWhatWeWant was born to motivate curvy women who don't fit the harsh criteria of societal beauty standards to put two fingers up to the barrage of criticism and share body-positive images on Twitter and Instagram.
The hashtag was started on Twitter by plus-size American model Simone Mariposa, who encouraged her followers to respond to her post with their own inspiring messages of self-love, and to prove that 'dressing for your size' is a fallacy.

Since starting the hashtag on July 23, Mariposa has continued to share an insight into the experiences of plus-size women seldom seen in popular media, and on Sunday tweeted "Stop using "concern for health" to disguise your fat-shaming". She continued, "You don't care about my health risks.You just don't see how I'm so confident in my fat body, while you don't feel comfortable in your own."

The viral trend shows no signs of slowing down, and women across the world are showing 'em who's boss. 

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Mariposa said: "There are countless people out there who still lack that self-love to break their own mental chains of low self-esteem. Women like us can help to change that."

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