7 Times Body Positivity Totally Owned 2016
But some other trends that emerged seemed to pack a slightly bigger, more meaningful punch. Alicia Keys’ makeup-free movement was a big one, and all of the amazing women making noise about accepting yourself for the body you have is another.
While this trend emerged as a larger part of the cultural narrative in Twitter threads or even viral trends like #MermaidThighs, sometimes, it was because some of our favorite celebrities used their platform to speak up and show off. Here are some of the standout #BodyPositive moments from the past year.
had Luna back in April, her social media feed almost instantly turned into a document of all the things women’s bodies go through after pregnancy. From difficulties peeing to stretch marks and skin conditions, Chrissy’s normalization and destigmatization of women and their bodies has been on fire all year, and we pray it keeps going through 2017. (Image via Chrissy Teigen/Snapchat)
in a swimsuit, opting for a stripped-down and super fierce look that embraced and showed off her body. She looked amazing. (Photo via Ilya S. Savenok/Getty)
Dear sorry body-shamers, I looked HOT in that dress. And if you hate it, don't buy it. But please get a hobby. XOXO Ariel #EmbraceYourBody
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) June 23, 2016
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There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx #noshame #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven
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