Plus-size celebrities Lizzo, Lena Dunham and Hunter McGrady support body positivity empowerment
Plus-size singer Lizzo teamed up with Dove for body positive empowerment
Lizzo has partnered up with Dove and kicked off the Selfie Talk campaign to boost the self-esteem of plus-size and curvy girls. Lizzo is always the most body-positive advocate that brings empowerment. This time, she revealed her unedited selfie to show everyone how her natural beauty looks like,
“Dove is starting the #DoveSelfEsteemProject to help reverse the negative effects of social media and I’m partnering with them to change the conversation about beauty standards. Let’s get real y’all 🙆🏾♀️.”
Earlier in April, Lizzo noted that the body positive movement’s problem is becoming representing all bodies rather than the marginalized people who began it.
As media has begun celebrating all sizes, including “medium and small girls and people who occasionally get rolls”.
However, “The people who created this movement — big women, big Brown and Black women, queer women — are not benefiting from the mainstream success of it.” Lizzo said.
Lena Dunham collaborated with 11 Honoré and launched a plus-size clothing collection
Curvy actress, writer Lena Dunham now has a new plus-size clothing collaboration with luxury plus-size clothing brand 11 Honoré.
But according to her interview with New York Times, “Body positivity” is another popular term for this new plus-size fashion designer, but she claimed on Instagram about feeling more “body tolerant” than “body positive.”
“The thing that’s complicated about the body-positive movement is it can be a privilege for few who have a body that looks the way people want to feel positive.”
“We want curvy bodies that look like Kim Kardashian. Big beautiful butts and big beautiful breasts and no cellulite and faces that look like you could smack them on to thin women.”
The backlash towards Lena Dunham and her body-inclusive clothing collection is strong. In the interview with New York Times, she described herself as a “body-neutral advocate”.
Also, Lena Dunham said “trying to be chin positive. I can deal with anything, but a triple chin is a hard place to land”. To be fair, that’s even not “body-neutral”.
Moreover, people have pointed out her new plus-size clothing collaboration isn’t “plus-size” or “body inclusive” enough like Loud Bodies. It is a sustainable brand that offers U.S. sizes 0 to 42, or Universal Standard, which offers its complete line in sizes 00 to 40.
The very definition of inclusive requires equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. However, Lena Dunham’s collection is only up to size 26.
Hunter McGrady claimed very few plus-size pregnancy representation
American plus-size model Hunter McGrady recently shared her pregnancy experience on Instagram as a plus-size woman.
“Plus size and pregnant. Being plus size the representation already falls incredibly short, but being plus size and pregnant? Forget it,” she wrote.
“When I embarked on this journey I was excitedly googling pregnancy, plus size pregnancy, bump pictures, updates, all the things! However, I never saw myself represented.”
In addition, she claimed that plus-size media rarely talks about pregnant women.
“There aren’t any plus-size pregnant women on magazine covers, advertisements, television, or even the brochures at the OBGYN office. It’s almost as if we don’t exist.”
“I’m here to tell you that you are not a ‘one-off’ you’re not wrong for being plus size and pregnant.”
“Wherever you are on your journey just remember how wildly worthy you are to experience this and enjoy every moment as anyone else.”
What WooPlus Think
WooPlus are so happy to see Lizzo teaming up with Dove!
Lizzo one of the most famous plus-size celebrity who has powerful influence. At the same time Dove’s previous campaigns always encourage women to see the beauty inside. We believe Lizzo and Dove can bring out the strongest body positivity!
Although Lena Dumham has good intention of raising body positive awareness, her new plus-size clothing collection needs to be more size-inclusive and affordable. The price of one item ranges from $98 to $298. Also, it forgot to be inclusive about length, not all of us have the same height.
The problem mentioned by Hunter McGrady is so prevalent in plus size community, but not enough people care about. Plus-size pregnant women deserve to be in the motherhood community without feeling left out. We need to see more plus-size pregnant women on media someday.