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Body Positivity in Pageantry: Why Representation Matters

Listen up, everyone! It's time to talk about body positivity in pageantry, and why representation matters. For too long, the narrow beauty standards of the pageant world have excluded so many talented and deserving women who don't fit into a certain size or shape. But times are changing, and it's time for the pageant world to catch up.

First things first, let's define what we mean by body positivity. It's about embracing all body types and rejecting the harmful messages that say only one type of body is beautiful or worthy. It's about loving yourself exactly as you are and celebrating your uniqueness. And it's about creating a world where everyone can feel confident and proud in their own skin.

Now, why is body positivity so important in pageantry? Simply put representation matters. When women see contestants who look like them, who have bodies like theirs, it sends a powerful message: you belong here too. It shows that pageantry is not just for one narrow definition of beauty, but for all women who are ready to step up and show their strengths and talents.

But it's not just about the contestants. It's about the audience too. When people see a diverse range of bodies on stage, it challenges their assumptions about what is beautiful and valuable. It helps break down harmful stereotypes and promotes a more inclusive and accepting society.

So, what can we do to promote body positivity in pageantry? One way is to demand that pageant organizations prioritize diversity and inclusivity in their competitions. We can also support contestants who are breaking the mold and pushing for change. And most importantly, we can all commit to loving ourselves and our bodies, exactly as they are.


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Hi, I'm Brittany Goodman

Pageant Queen. Motivational Speaker. Founder of Strength Over Silence. Empowering Survivors & Breaking Barriers.

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Welcome to Bold & Beautiful, a blog documenting my journey towards the International United Miss 2023 pageant. Here, I share my experiences, challenges, and triumphs as I compete for the National United Miss title. I discuss topics that matter to me, such as body positivity, domestic violence awareness, public speaking, community service, and my platform, Strength Over Silence.


Through Bold & Beautiful, I aim to inspire and empower others by sharing my insights and perspectives. Join me on this journey, and let's uplift and encourage each other to be our best selves.

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