Being a women in today's society is ROUGH. One day you feel like you're too curvy, and the next you feel like you don't have enouhgh. Suffice it to say, it's not always easy to accept every inch of yourself––let alone love every inch of yourself. These six models are making waves in the fashion industry, and proving to the world that every body is beautiful no matter your size. So if you aren't following them already, I suggest you do that now.
1. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is a model who has appeared on the cover of Sports Illistrated, Elle and many more. She has revolutionized the fashion industry by being one of the most noteworthy body activists in the modeling field.
2. Georgia Gibb
Throwback to the first shoot we did together just after we decided we had had enough of body shaming online. Can't tell you how heartwarming it is seeing so many of you embrace your bodies, tag us, message us and show your support self love is a journey and your body is something to be celebrated #loveanybody #healthoversize
When Georgia Gibb shared a photo of herself and model best friend, Kate Wasely, followeres were shocked to see two best friends that were so far apart in size. “It was eye opening how people reacted, being very quick to call the image ‘photoshopped’ instead of looking at it for what it was — two best friends having fun on a night out,” Gibbs, 23, tells People. In hopes of changing society's views on body image, the two best friends started a body positivity Instagram Page where health comes before being the "right size."
3. Barbie Ferreira
Barbie Ferreira is a Me and You model who has not been silent on her views on the term "plus sized." In an interview with i-D she said, "The words 'curvy' and 'plus size' have no connotation to me other than beautiful thick women."
4. Jordyn Woods
Jordyn Woods is a social media superstar that landed a modeling contract via Instagram. Since getting a start in the modeling industry, Woods has spoken over the importance of self-love and body positivity. In an interview with The Cutshe said, "Once you're past a size 8, you're considered plus-size
. Everyone has different body shapes, heights. It's unfortunate because sometimes a curvy girl will say, ‘I'm a model,’ and people will look at her sideways. Then she'll have to say, ‘I'm a plus-size model.’ That's just society, you know? Hopefully, if we stop using the term plus-size we can just create a broader definition for what a model is."
5. Whitney Thompson
Whitney Thompson made a huge impact on the modeling industry when she became the first plus size model to win America's Next Top Model in cycle ten.