Well, this is refreshing! When's the last time you heard a woman say, "I love my body as it is?" Australian model Robyn Lawley is our new hero following her appearance on a recent episode of Ellen. After her photo was ridiculed on a pro-thigh gap page on Facebook, Lawley joined Ellen to discuss why the fashion world needs to rethink its perception of beauty—including what is considered "plus-size."
While the topic may be old news, Lawley's confidence and self-acceptance are not. In fact, she even makes the case for positive self-talk, sharing that the more she declares her love for her shape as is, the better she feels about herself: "The more I say I love my body, it actually works. It has a positive rebound affect—you start not caring about the little things." With Lawley's message and that of new campaigns like #FightFatTalk, we're hoping 2014 will be a year when we finally start seeing all body shapes, sizes, and ages for the beauty they posses.
In the meantime, we'll be watching Lawley's Ellen interview on repeat. Her refrain of, "I love my body for my hips," is music to our ears.
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