Though not a new concept, TikTok creators are bringing new light to the idea of body positivity and acceptance. Through honesty regarding their bodies and photoshop, carefree dances, and pep talks, many creators are joining in the effort to end the shaming of bodies and the embracement of one’s own self as one is. Representation of all types of bodies is so important, especially in this day and age of Photoshopped photos and unrealistic beauty standards. The idea of embracing one’s own beauty is rightfully popular in TikTok right now because of the need for it. On an app that makes it incredibly easy to spread negativity or harmful words to strangers, these five creators are pushing through hate to normalize all body types.
Meet the Body-Posi TikTok Influencers
1. Sienna Mae Gomez
Sienna Mae Gomez is a 17-year-old teen from California. She has popularized the trend of embracing your stomach for the way it is. Starting out by doing a fun dance, Gomez makes a habit of showing off her stomach in her TikTok videos. By doing so, she is promoting the idea that you don’t have to be any certain weight in order to be healthy. Her followers and fans are obviously inspired by her. As a result, many people have hopped on the trend and shown their own stomachs in duets. Gomez’s comment section is filled with thankful messages about her honesty and ability to make so many people feel normal.
2. Jessica Blair
Jessica Blair, a 22-year-old, is another influencer who is determined to normalize all body types. She is very vocal and honest about her weight-loss journey/past with disordered eating. She is also an advocate for the idea that anybody can wear anything they want, regardless of weight. Blair’s 177,000 followers are able to feel empowered by her unapologetic nature and comebacks at hate comments. Blair encourages them to feel comfortable with their relationship to food. She loves to prove that fashion is for everyone by showing what different clothing looks like on a size 12/14.
3. Kendra Austin
Kendra Austin is a model from New York City and very vocal about being body positive as a curve model. She is also transparent about the flaws within the modeling industry. She often details the different forms of discrimination she has faced during her time as a model. Austin gives tips to overcome body dysmorphia and learn to love yourself. She actively combats the stigma that being fat is always unhealthy. Austin wants her followers to understand that ‘fat’ is an inoffensive term and rather a truth to be embraced.
4. Bunny Bispo
Bunny Bispo is a 22-year-old from California who has built her platform on body positivity and acceptance. She is very vocal about feeling liberated in your body and free to wear whatever you want whenever you want. This includes a bikini, as she loves to say everyone has a bikini body. She is also open about discussing her past with disordered eating. Bispo explains how she worked to overcome an eating disorder, allowing her followers with similar experiences to feel less alone. Bunny believes confidence and beauty is merely a state of mind anyone can access.
5. Haile Sage
Haile Sage is a mother and an advocate for mental health as well as body positivity. She talks often about her former contempt for her body and explains that she has overcome that state of mind and now accepts herself for the way she is. She offers advice on how to get to a point of loving yourself. Sage is a firm believer that everyone is beautiful regardless of what they look like. She spreads positivity on her platform and has created a safe space for her followers.
The Lasting Impact
The idea of body positivity is more than just a trend on TikTok: it’s a way of life, it’s a mindset, and it’s an integral part of loving oneself. Being able to access positive videos of all different types of bodies is what makes TikTok such an important platform. For those struggling with accepting themselves, it is a safe haven. These five creators are not the only ones embracing their natural selves, but they make it easier for their followers to do the same. Their goal is to continue to spread positivity not only on the Internet but in their daily lives as well. Body positivity will never go out of style, as it holds so much importance and deserves to be the standard.
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