Popular Plus Size Blogger is Over Body Shaming
In a world where everyone doesn’t fit the “sample size,” creator of the buzzing hashtag #WeWearWhatWeWant, Simone Mariposa, fights back to all the social media body-shaming bullies.
— wise young fattie⭐️ (@SimoneMariposa) July 23, 2016
The tag was launched to encourage plus-size women to wear what they see fit as flattering and comfortable ― with no approval needed.
Mariposa was inspired to start the topic after seeing the story of a plus size lady who was tormented by Twitter folks who deemed her outfit “unacceptable.”
Using her following of 36.9k Instagram and 11K Twitter followers, Mariposa tweeted, “Showing skin isn’t exclusive to smaller girls. It’s okay for a plus-size women to let her body breath in her clothing. Stop making it ‘unacceptable’ for plus women to wear clothes that show skin.”
The hashtag quickly caught on and thousands of women chimed in to share stories of their experiences and their feelings behind being shamed for the clothing they wear. Many also showed off their curvaceous bods by posting photos with their favorite outfits.
— wise young fattie⭐️ (@SimoneMariposa) July 26, 2016
Too often, Internet bullies attempt to shame curvier women wearing two-piece swimsuits, bodycon dresses, and whatever style of clothing they see as “unflattering” to their eyes.
Hmm…where and when were these credentials handed out? We’ll wait.
During an interview with Buzzfeed, Mariposa explained where her confidence came from.
“After a while, I stopped letting society dictate my wardrobe, and starting wearing things that I always dreamed of wearing that made me feel beautiful,” she explained.
After a period of shying away from showing her skin and being self-conscious, the stylish beauty decided it was time to speak volumes of positivity through her social media, breaking the Internet at once.
A photo posted by Simone Mariposa (@simonemariposa) on