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12 Body Confident Beauties You Need On Your IG Feed

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The statement, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," has always stifled me. Who is the beholder? What is beauty?


The very definition of beauty has always been a struggle for women of color with the torrent images of fair-skinned women wearing a size 0, taunting us daily. In most cases, we are our toughest critics, especially when it comes to our physical appearance. We are blinded by society's definition of beauty and left wondering if we are worthy.

Thank sweet baby Jesus that we are progressing to a world full of self-proclaimed beauties that are not the status quo. These women help us feel liberated knowing that we are the beholders and we illuminate what it means to be beautiful. One size does not fit all and beauty in general is not a defaulted fixed image.

We compiled a list of body confident women that remind us that we are all beautiful. They will get you together on those days when you aren't feeling like yourself. Empowered women empower women, so let's keep the liberation going! Click through the gallery below for our favorite IG body confident beauties:

1. Gabi Gregg

Gabi Gregg has to be one of the most inspiring, body positive women on this planet. Not only is she confident in her own skin, but she is determined to encourage other women to do the same. Gregg has created plus-size clothing, lingerie and swimsuits in hopes of liberating women of all sizes. She is also fly af, so you can also take some stylish cues from this beauty.

Related: Gabi Fresh's New Size-Inclusive Swimwear Collection Sends A Powerful Message

How do you express confidence for the body that you're in? What has been your journey to embracing you? Let us know in the comments down below.

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