Women and their bodies are taking over the world. The body positivity movement, largely taking place on Instagram, is spreading the vital message of self-love all over the place. Women and men are posting photos of their bodies — all shapes and sizes and colors — to share their journeys to self-acceptance and assert the truth that all bodies are beautiful. One husband recently decided to post a love letter to his wife, one that celebrates her body for just the way it is. And it went viral because of this man's unabashed message of body positivity and unconditional love for his partner.
The message isn't confined to Instagram, but it certainly seems to be ground-zero for snide comments designed to belittle people for being who they are.
But for every bold, brave person putting themselves out there, they have their detractors.
Those people are popularly known as "body-shamers," and their position is completely indefensible.
So let’s gloss right over them and focus on a more uplifting story, shall we?
This is one about mutual love and self-love, and it plays out beautifully between two wonderful people.
Sarah Tripp is a successful fashion blogger with an Instagram following of over 200,000 people.
Her Instagram bio reads, “confident curves & sassy style, body positivity, always overdressed, always real” and that’s exactly what Tripp delivers: Polished but real photos of her gorgeous, stylish life.
Tripp also doesn't shy away from showing off her curves and sharing her very own messages about body positivity.
While some body positive activists have reclaimed the word “fat,” for Tripp, the history of the way the word’s been used means that while she’s proud of her body, she doesn’t describe herself that way.
This stylish blogger isn’t afraid to get serious with her message. The way society views women’s bodies has been so toxic for so long; change is way overdue.
As an added bonus, Tripp has an immensely supportive husband by her side who loves everything about her.
This adorable post by author and Tripp’s husband, Robbie Tripp, went viral for all the right reasons.
It’s not necessary for a woman to have a partner to validate her, but it’s still super cute when a devoted partner steps up to share what they love about their love.
The response is overwhelming.