3 Body-Positive Bloggers That Are Changing the Game

It’s been almost nine years (makes me feel SO old) since I wrote my first book Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who’s Been There and Back and, since then, there has been so much amazing, positive progress in the world of body image and body positivity. As a young girl growing up in LA, I myself felt so much pressure to look and be a certain way and size, and saw my peers around me dealing with the same pressures, which is why I wanted to write my book in the first place. Back then, I knew that I wanted to spread the “movement” of self-love and loving the body that you have, no matter the size.  Back when I wrote my book the internet was dramatically different; social media has become such a staple in our culture, and while it is mostly talked about for having a lot of negative aspects, it also has a huge amount of positive ones as well. Most notable, Instagram has literally exploded with the #BodyPositive movement and it couldn’t be more inspiring!

These three influencers all inspire me and have made huge strides in the world of body positivity, and I was thrilled to have each of them on the site. I asked all three the same questions and loved seeing how different they all are, yet still have one common theme: loving yourself, flaws and all.

“Several times a week I get messages from women saying that they finally wore a swimsuit for the first time since they were a girl…because of my page, empowering them to take their lives back, to love themselves again, and to embrace their beautiful bodies.”

“The more I stopped putting myself down, the more positive my life became. It was a gift that I want to share with women everywhere!”

“I get inspired by other body positive bloggers. My children also inspire and motivate me because I don’t want them to grow up with society’s view of beauty. So I want them to see from my example that “all bodies” and people are beautiful.”

How inspiring are these ladies?! Tell me what you think in the comments below :)

Noelle Downing

What inspired you to start using #bodypositive on your Instagram posts?

I wanted people to know that when they saw that hashtag, that I was proud of my body and comfortable with who I am and where I’m at.

What’s one comment you got from a follower that made your day as of recent?

Several times a week I get messages from women saying that they finally wore a swimsuit for the first time since they were a girl…because of my page, empowering them to take their lives back, to love themselves again, and to embrace their beautiful bodies. This is one of the most rewarding parts of what I do and a lot of these messages bring me to tears because I remember being on the other side, hating how I looked and being so uncomfortable in my own skin. I wish when I was younger that I had more role models like the ones young women have today.

What inspires and motivates you?

I would say when I was seven and 16, my parents passed away and, from that, I always sort of took on a lifestyle of not looking back and that you only have one life to live. So the older I got, I realized loving yourself and living in every moment that you have, without that negative little voice in your head nagging you about your body, was a part of living the only life you have fiercely.

Katie Sturino

Tell us a little about why and how you support the #bodypositive movement?

I fought my body for years and finally had a break through moment when I accepted the fact that I would never be the “thin” person I was trying to force my body to become. When that light bulb went off it opened my brain up to explore so many more ideas and it was freeing. The more I stopped putting myself down, the more positive my life became. It was a gift that I want to share with women everywhere!

What’s one comment you got from a follower that made your day as of recent?

There is a 50-something year old woman who has been following me for a few years. I have loved watching her relationship with her body shift from not even going to the beach to wearing a bikini on Instagram! It’s so lovely to watch someone accept themselves.

What inspires and motivates you?

All day long I am inspired by other women. Whether its online or through the meetings I take with other female business owners, its incredible to see what we can do when we shift towards wanting to help each other.

Brittney Enora

Tell us a little about why and how you support the #bodypositive movement?

I’ve struggled for years with self love due to being plus size. This is because the media tells us that beauty is not plus size. I like to support the body positive movement by posting outfit pictures and showing that at any size you are beautiful.

What’s one comment you got from a follower that made your day as of recent?

“You look so beautiful. Keep posting these full body pictures please.”

What inspires and motivates you?

I get inspired by other body positive bloggers. My children also inspire and motivate me because I don’t want them to grow up with society’s view of beauty. So I want them to see from my example that “all bodies” and people are beautiful.

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