Trying to find a bathing suit that actually fits — no matter what size you are — is about as fun as poking your eye out with a dull butter knife. Or poking your eye out with anything, for that matter. The dressing rooms are tiny and taunting, the bottoms never fit when the tops fit or the tops never fit when the bottoms fit. In other words, a nude beach starts to sound like a more practical solution. But because you're not quite willing to risk getting sunburn on your bare buns, you know you have to keep trying on suits until you find one that fits the best.
This is Sonny Turner.
She’s a plus size model and body positive activist with a huge Instagram following — 171,000 followers, to be exact.
She often posts pictures with honest, confessional captions about her feelings about her body.
These serve as inspiration for her audience. This photo is captioned, “Sonny, you’re actually doing great sweetie. Stop letting the negative opinions of others determine ur mood or happiness. And stop letting ‘ugly’ days depress u.
“Beyoncé don’t stop being Beyoncé just cause she’s having a bad day.
P.S all pics highly posed.”
Get it, girl.
Sonny's refreshingly open and honest Instagram account is part of the reason she has the following she does.
Recently, some of her photos went viral.
Get ready to get angry.
Recently, Turner went bikini shopping in London.
She took to Instagram to slam stores who don’t cater to “larger” girls, and women everywhere are standing up in their ill-fitting suits and cheering for Sonny’s too real post.
As a self-described "thick/plus-sized woman," Turner posted these shots from the dressing room and wrote:
(Beware: caps lock enabled.)
“THE REALITY OF SHOPPING AS A THICK/PLUS SIZE WOMAN. ‼️ changing rooms can be scary places. I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14.
High street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don’t either. NO ONE GETS IT so for any upcoming designers I got come tips for u…”