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Empowering the Plus Size Community: Highlighting 7 Inspirational Role Models

Today, we're shining a spotlight on the plus-size community and celebrating the inspirational role models who are breaking barriers, challenging stereotypes, and empowering individuals of all sizes to embrace their beauty and worth. The fashion industry has traditionally perpetuated narrow standards of beauty, but these remarkable individuals are reshaping the narrative and proving that beauty knows no size limit. Join me as we highlight some incredible role models who are making a significant impact and inspiring positive change within the plus-size community.

  1. Ashley Graham, a trailblazing model, entrepreneur, and body positivity advocate, has been at the forefront of the plus-size movement. Through her successful modeling career, she has shattered stereotypes and championed inclusivity in the fashion industry. Her unwavering confidence and commitment to promoting self-love have made her an inspiration to countless individuals around the world.

  2. Tess Holliday is a force to be reckoned with. As a plus-size model and body-positive activist, she has been instrumental in challenging societal beauty standards and advocating for acceptance and equality. Tess has used her platform to encourage body diversity and has become a symbol of empowerment for people of all sizes.

  3. Lizzo, a talented singer, rapper, and flutist, is known for her unapologetic self-expression and body positivity. With her music and message, she has become a voice for self-acceptance and body confidence. Lizzo's infectious energy and powerful performances inspire individuals to love themselves and embrace their uniqueness.

  4. Gabi Gregg, also known as GabiFresh, is a fashion blogger, designer, and body-positive activist. With her blog and swimwear collections designed for plus-size women, she has revolutionized the fashion industry by providing stylish and inclusive options. Gabi's fearlessness in expressing her personal style has inspired many to embrace fashion as a form of self-expression, regardless of their size.

  5. Precious Lee is making history as a trailblazing plus-size model, being the first Black plus-size model to appear in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue. She is an advocate for body diversity and is using her platform to promote inclusivity within the fashion world. Precious' presence in the industry has opened doors for aspiring plus-size models and ignited conversations about the need for greater representation.

  6. Hunter McGrady, a plus-size model, and body-positive activist, has been making waves in the fashion industry. With her powerful message of self-acceptance, she encourages individuals to love and celebrate their bodies. Hunter's journey toward body confidence and her commitment to promoting diversity in fashion has inspired countless people to embrace their curves and redefine beauty standards.

  7. Whitney Way Thore, star of the reality TV show "My Big Fat Fabulous Life," has used her platform to advocate for body positivity and challenge societal norms. Through her candid discussions about body image, self-worth, and her own experiences, Whitney has become a relatable figure for many struggling with body acceptance. She encourages individuals to prioritize self-love and embrace their bodies, regardless of societal expectations.

The plus size community is thriving, thanks to the remarkable individuals who have risen above societal limitations and embraced their unique beauty. From models and activists to musicians and influencers, these role models have become beacons of empowerment, inspiring countless people to love themselves unconditionally. By celebrating their achievements and amplifying their voices, we continue to pave the way for a more inclusive and accepting world. Let's embrace body diversity, challenge beauty standards, and uplift one another as we journey


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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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