An aspiring plus-size model slammed body shamers who posted negative comments after she shared a photo of herself and her fit husband on Instagram.
Instagram user Jazzy, @a_body_positive_jazzy, posted a photo Friday of herself at the beach alongside her ripped husband.
Jazzy pointed out in the caption that while the two have different body types, her husband has helped her love herself, curves and all.
"Over the years this man has loved every curve, every roll, and every stretch mark on my body. I never understood why," Jazzy wrote. "How could he love something that isn't 'perfect?'"
Jazzy said she often questioned how her man, who was "born fit," could love her.
Over the years this man has loved every curve, every roll, and every stretch mark on my body. I never understood why! • How could he love something that isn't "perfect"? How could a man who was "born fit" love someone like me! I don't have a flat stomach, I jiggle when I walk, hell if I run up the stairs to fast my body claps (lmao)!! But now I see I do have the "perfect" body!! Every roll, every curve and every stretch mark is put on me just perfect to make both of us happy!!! I love my body and I finally see why he does too!! • • Photo credit: @ryanwmedia • • • #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #everyoneisbeautiful #tummylove #youarebeautiful #aspiringmodel #aspiringplussizemodel #celebratemysize #curvysensedoll #confidence #lovemybody #lovemybelly #loveyourbody #selflove #summerbody #bikini #bikinibody #bodylove #bodypositive #bodypositivity #womenofallsizes #support #love #positive #plussize #positivity #plussizegang #positivevibes #youarebeautiful
"I don't have a flat stomach, I jiggle when I walk. Hell, if I run up the stairs too fast my body claps (lmao)! But now I see I do have the 'perfect' body," she said. "Every roll, every curve, and every stretch mark is put on me just perfect to make both of us happy! I love my body, and I finally see why he does too."
Many commented on the photo, which was liked almost 60,000 times, praising Jazzy for her bravery and message of acceptance.
"Love this!! You are beautiful!!! My husband is the same loves every inch of me. And you are in inspiration to myself and so many others," Instagram user mostly.mom wrote.
Another user said Jazzy's story hit home.
Earlier this morning I got this very negative comment! Starting this journey publicly I knew that I would get some negative comments and I TRIED to prepare myself for the day that they started. But when I saw this comment no lie it hurt! It stabbed me hard, harder then I thought it was going to! So I had to take a step back and think to myself .. why would someone be so hateful of another person! Why would they say such rude things. But then I figured it out! People like this hate on others because they are not happy with themselves! This person does not know me! They don't know that I am VERY healthy and WILL live for my kids! They don't know that I eat healthy, hike, go to the gym all the time and can most likely out lift them any day! Just because I'm a big girl doesn't mean I'm unhealthy and promoting being unhealthy! I'm simply promoting loving yourself the way you are! Never did I say unhealthy is the way to be. So for others that want to downplay me as a person and what I am trying to accomplish, go ahead leave your negative comment! They will only be used as fuel to my fire of promoting happiness!! • • • #youarebeautiful #positivevibes #plussizegang #positivity #plussize #aspiringmodel #allshapesandsizes #aspiringplussizemodel #everyoneisbeautiful #effyourbodystandards #effyourbeautystandards #confidence #celebratemysize #motivation #bodylove #beautiful #bodypositivity #bodypositive #positive #positivity #lovemybody #lovemybelly #loveyourbody #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #nonegativity #nostereotypes #iamblessed #thankful #tummylove #thickthighs #thunderthighs
"Such a beautiful story and beautiful woman," Instagram user enchantedt wrote. "This helps me love my body more."
Jazzy, who describes herself as a body-positive advocate, said along with the positive comments came some hateful ones.
One user slammed Jazzy as a "fat" woman who was promoting being physically unfit.
Jazzy posted a photo of a negative comment Sunday and said she felt horrible when she read the comments. She said she took comfort in the fact that the person doesn't know her or understand her mission to be healthy.
"They don't know that I eat healthy, hike, go to the gym all the time and can most likely out lift them any day! Just because I'm a big girl doesn't mean I'm unhealthy and promoting being unhealthy," she said.
Keep fighting the good fight, Jazzy!
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