“The human body is the best work of art.” – Jess C. Scott
From accepting our flaws to challenging the standards we’ve become accustomed to, body-positivity movements aren’t particularly new when you think about it. Virtually everyone is aware of its concept and it has grown to become a cultural awareness movement ever since. While the shift has been picking up momentum in recent years, there’s still a lot that needs to be done.
That said, all achievements – no matter big or small – are still worth celebrating, which is why we’re dedicating our #FEMALE45 this month to highlight body-positivity milestones and icons around the world.
T H E O N E S T O F O L L O W
1. Maria Alia
As a Muslim woman living in the Big Apple, you’ll be easily drawn to Palestinian-Puerto Rican stylista, Maria Aliaʼs impeccable style when you scroll through her Instagram feed. She is not only changing the game of modest dressing but also living proof that you don’t have to stick to a certain type of style, despite your religion.
2. Victoria’s Secret
Back in March, lingerie giant Victoriaʼs Secret announced that it would be adding four new models to its Angel line-up. Among the four, the one that garnered the most attention was 25-year-old Barbara Palvin. While she isn’t considered ‘plus-size’, fans still praised the brand for finally including a curvy model who looks healthy and relatable. In the past, this Hungarian model has always been open about her body insecurities and being fat-shamed.