On Monday, the hashtag #EverySizeIsBeautiful began to trend on Twitter after a user remarked on witnessing a woman get shamed for her size. The trending topic became a rallying call to several women to stand in the face of body shaming and to embrace their bodies despite society’s unnecessary criticisms.
Social media can be a cruel and judgemental space, and often the ridicule of heavier persons or those without so-called ideal body shapes are targeted in droves. The beauty of #EverySizeIsBeautiful is that not only are the victims of fat and body shaming striking back, they’re doing so by letting the world know that nobody is going to dull their shine.
Of course, some Twitter users couldn’t resist throwing a few low blows but for the most part, the replies have been nothing but positive.
Check out some of the photos and tweets from the #EverySizeIsBeautiful hashtag on Twitter.