Det kan være svært, men det er virkelig vigtigt, at vi bliver bedre til at elske vores kroppe (ligesom Petra også prøver at gøre). Vi ser alle sammen forskellige ud, og selvom du måske nogle gange har lyst til at bytte krop med din bedste veninde eller modellen i modemagasinet, skal du huske, at du er perfekt, præcis som du er!
En række modeller har taget det budskab til sig, og de har sagt farvel til en livsstil, som forbød dem at spise, hvad de ville, og hvor de hele tiden helst skulle tabe et par kilo.
Modellerne har delt en række før- og nu-billeder på Instagram, hvor man tydeligt kan se, at deres kroppe har forandret sig. Modellernes budskab er, at alle kroppe er smukke, og at det har gjort dem lykkeligere at droppe alle kropsidealerne.
1. Charli Howard
Britiske Charli Howard er model i New York, og hun kæmper for et positivt syn på kroppen. Charli har været med til at starte All Women Project, som kæmper for, at alle kvinder skal elske og hylde deres kroppe, præcis som de er.
Look how far I've come!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 I may be heavier than I was, but I'm happier than I've ever been, and I never, EVER want to go back to that miserable and lonely time. 💔 I'm proof that being thin does not make your life better. I know the idea of thinness can often feel like a gateway towards a more fabulous, exotic and fulfilled life (that's how it's sold in magazines and in the media), but the reality is very different. You're just masking underlying insecurities or problems. Being thin does not miraculously make you: ✖️ Happy ✖️ Pretty ✖️ Popular (with girls or boys) ... or solve any other problem. The only way you will achieve these things is IF and WHEN you choose to love yourself and who you're meant to be! 💕 Trust who you are and realise you're good enough. Always remember that there is so much more to life than looks and weight. It's a big world out there and you have so much more to offer it 🌏 (P.S Thank you @letayna for tagging me in this before & after photo! It really showed me how much better my life is now! 💖) #iamallwoman #curves
2. Maeve Madden
Maeve Maddan er fra Irland, og den unge kvinde arbejder både som model, skuespiller, danser og personlig træner. På sin blog deler hun blandt andet sine tanker om en sund og aktiv krop.
I have never felt more healthy Happy and confident in myself than i do right now.. As u can see I have come a long way and I am so proud but TODAY on social media I was BODY SHAMED for gaining weight.. I look at these 2 pictures & I can literally see how miserable I was. As a model I felt so much pressure to be skinny and I had no idea just how much damage I was doing to myself. I was underweight, my HAIR was so broken and thin, i had terrible acne, I couldn’t sleep, my anxiety was shocking as for my diet, Eating healthy fats and protein every day was a huge no no, I counted every calorie, and killed myself in the gym doing hours of cardio. I wouldn’t dare have lifted a weight. I had 0 motivation, 0 passion for my job, I couldn’t have been more unhappy. Now, I literally love the life i live. I have gained 10kg or more I don't even weigh myself.. I feel stronger healthier & happier in everything I do both physically and mentally . My lifestyle consists of nutritious real food, packed with protein & fats, fuelling my workouts .My hair literally doesn’t stop growing & my acne has cleared up. I wish I could go back in time & tell myself to wise up and eat a god damn burger. I love my new job and sharing it with you all. So be the very best version of yourself.. Today when a few people actually fat shamed me I lol , because i literally wouldn’t take all the money in the world to going back to being that skinny unhappy girl. People will always try and put u down, don’t worry about them, for anyone who isn’t happy for you probably isn't happy themselves. Don't let anyone attack ur confidence or self-esteem, those people can see just how wonderful you are & they probably just wish they wr you. So to all the haters, and anyone hating on any of my supportive crew, if you can’t be kind then just be quiet ur not welcome here. Kind people are my kinda people, anyone who tries to bring u down is already below you. 💕
Happy Healthy Enough 👑just Me 💕.. too often I hear girls say, she's too fat, she gained weight, she's too skinny, she gone too far, she is to athletic, she needs a good burger, NO NO NO STOP.. Can we just stop ✋🏻 this is too judgemental and we need to stop that 💩 🙌🏻.. be who you choose to be, be proud of who you are 💕👱🏻♀️ I am 7kg (15lbs) or more heavier than I was before and honestly I couldn't be happier 💕☘️.. Body confidence does not come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you've already got.. 🔑🙌🏻💕.. Wearing @calvinklein jumper @topshop jeans , image by @lydiaxcollins . #maevemadden #bodypositive #curves #ootd #wiw #glam #fashionblogger #irishblogger #lblogger #chic #stylish #lookbook #hairstyles #londonlife #bloggerstyle #blonde #curls #beautyblog #hairblog
3. Nina Lisa
Modellen Nina Lisa kommer fra Tyskland, men bor i dag i London. På Instagram fortæller hun, at hun tidligere forsøgte at være en anden, men at hun i dag er blevet bedre til at elske sin krop, som den er.
#Transformationtuesday as no body stays the same. We grow, we get older and change. For me I forced my body to become something it was not. If you have a dream, you will do anything it takes to achieve what you want, but sometimes it can turn out to be a nightmare instead. To accept that the me on the left is not the real me was very hard. It was a deprived and very unhappy version of myself, that struggled everyday to maintain what was meant to just let go. To learn how to listen to your body and to find a natural balance can be so liberating, as you can start focusing on what makes you really happy and especially what makes you you. It's not being skinny nor beautiful: it's just you! How you treat people around you, your values and words. The memories you create with friends and family, all of this should not be affected of the shape of your body. There are so many more things that are important in life. Be thankful for your health, to have a full functioning body and to be surrounded by people you love. That's all that counts 💋🌟
4. Liza Golden-Bhojwani
Amerikanske Liza Golden-Bhojwani elsker i dag sine kurver, men tidligere havde hun et meget anstrengt forhold til sin krop. Hun spiste stort set ingenting, og hele hendes verden handlede om at være tynd nok. Den 27-årige model har i dag overvundet trangen til at kontrollere sin krop, og i dag kæmper hun for, at kvinder verden over skal elske dem selv.
Today I hit 100k 💫 It truly has been a journey and an adventure. When I see 2 contrasting photos of myself like this, I realise how far we've come. I wouldn't be here without you guys and the outpouring of love and support I've received from all of you ❤️ When I started this journey, I never realised that my story would resonate with so many of you. So let's make today about YOU! What would you like to see more of on my account?...I'm sure you all have your own personal journeys, challenges and triumphs and each one of them means something in this push for body positivity and awareness. So, I would love to hear from you, please share your stories with me. Thank you and keep shining 🌟 #shineon #bodylove #bodypositive #lovetheskinyourein #womenempowerment #transformation #healthyishappy #100k #thankyou #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
5. Emily Bador
Engelske Emily Bador har et stort fokus på kropspositivitet, mental sundhed og feminisme.
i'm gonna be honest, the industry needs to change. man oh man i'm tired of it. on the left is july 2015, my lowest weight. i can't tell you how much i weighed but i can tell you i was size 4/6 and my waist only measured 23 inches. i can also tell you i thought i was fat. i've always had a few body image issues but since becoming a model, they've skyrocketed. at work, i've always felt like i didn't belong, i've always been short, and mixed race. i'd been modelling for just over a year, and going to castings made me feel super insecure. every time i didn't get a call back from my casting i'd start to wonder why. was i too fat? during 2015, i became obsessive with my measurements and clothes sizes. i exercised daily and i would never even look at any carbs let alone eat them. it started making me physically sick, dizzy, exhausted, etc. i ended up getting to a point where i'd have daily panic attacks about getting dressed, and couldn't even leave my bed in fear of catching my reflection in the mirror. at this time, i also started getting the most work i've ever had and travelling all over world. which, instilled in me "the thinner i am, the more work i'm gonna get". my hatred for myself became so overwhelming i knew something had to change, i took some time out and finally got working on loving myself. and today, for the first time in a long time, i felt good about myself this morning. i struggle with getting dressed sometimes, catching my reflection can occasionally hurt still and i have panic attacks now and again but i am getting there. sometimes i forget that self love is a journey. we have to call on this system to change. we need diversity. all bodies, differently abled, shaped, coloured, sized, gendered and aged. diversity is so important. representation is so important. i'm sick and tired of seeing amazing, talented, beautiful women hate themselves because they don't look like that VS model or whatever. too many young women suffer from mental health issues which stem from the pressure of today's media. ✨you are more than your appearance, you are strong and resilient and you are beautiful no matter what and i really hope you remember that✨
here's a bigger version of all the little ones I posted the other day ☺️ getting back to work (also probably being on my period) has made me feel v self conscious today, so have a selfie of my soft belly 🌞 deffo need to remind myself today and this week to eat that breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner etc because my body needs it, and I shouldn't feel guilty about it 🌞🌞🌞
6. Hunter McGrady
Det er ikke første gang, at vi er stødt på Hunter McGrady her på Woman. Den seje model fik tidligere på året taget smukke og ikke mindst meget sexede billeder i badetøj, som var dedikeret til alle kvinder, som har følt sig usikre på grund af deller, strækmærker, appelsinhud eller akne.
#flashbackfriday At age 15 I was told by 4 agencies that I needed to lose 3 inches off of my hips to be a model which would have put me at a size 00. I would desperately work out for hours and eat few calories per day, HOPING I could fit the bill. It wasn't until 18 years old, 3 years of insecurities brought on because I thought I wasn't good enough, that I wouldn't measure up! I realized that my body was not built to be that thin. Today, I'm so thankful I'm able to pursue my dream and still promote a healthy body image. He will fill the desires of your heart! Chains are broken! I see it in so many young girls these days who are striving to have a thigh gap, or for their hip bones to stick out, or to fit a size 0. Not everyone's body structure is made like that. Be the healthiest you, you can be. Be active, use the things God provided for you, focus on HIM and Embrace the body The Lord gave you! HE CREATED YOU IN HIS PERFECT IMAGE! You can't deny his sweet creations!
This is a surreal moment for me. You guys I have been bursting to tell you all about this! I want to thank @MJ_Day for an opportunity like this to do the SI model search and for being a force in this industry and everyone at @si_swimsuit for promoting that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Beauty is not a number. It has no limits. I have never felt sexier than I did in this shoot. Thank you to @joannegair and team @therealmarissajade and @trendytribals for working your magic on my body. These women painted this suit for 12 hours and I never wanted to take it off. Women, for anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable or insecure because of rolls, or stretch marks, or cellulite, or acne, or felt like you didn't measure up because you weren't represented in the magazines--THIS IS FOR YOU! You are beautiful. You are STRONG. You are powerful and together we need to lift eachother up and inspire one another. There's too much going on on this world to let eachother fall by the wayside. Shot by another incredible woman- @josie_clough amazing sexy beach hair by @adammaclay thank you to my agents @uralucky1 @marissamuscari @ginabaronedirectorofficial @jaimegoldberg_ @wilhelminamodels for being such hard working and dedicated team! We did it ! 😜 #breakingboundaries #siswim
Made a vid about my own Transformation Tuesday 👆link in my bio👆 (the left is a pic from a couple months ago and the right is from 6/7 years ago) . I wanted to share this pic because my transformation was so much more than weight & muscle gain. I went through a mental transformation too. ... People may assume that the pic on the right where I'm 3 dress sizes smaller that I was healthier. Because we are conditioned to believe it's a compliment when someone has lost weight or it's everyone's desire to "lose a few lbs". However I was obsessed to an unhealthy extreme and as you can see the image is HIGHLY photoshopped and all those years ago that's what I wanted. I thought the skinner I was the more "perfected" I was I'd be happier and a more successful model. Letting go of that pursuit of perfection was the best thing I ever did. And instead of wanting to change my body I started working on being the best version of myself from the inside out and that made me happier and more confident. .. Everyone's transformations look different and that's such a beautiful thing. Just always do it for YOU, and know YOU are good enough and worthy of feeling happy, healthy and confident. Look after yourself, practise self-care and let the real you shine. .. Hope you enjoy watching my video, I'd love you to share your transformations in the comments with me. Or let me know more videos you'd like me to make. Because my channel is for you, ILY all 😘 .. #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful