By wanting to take a nude selfie, some might say I was letting the side down. Holliday runs a movement, Eff Your Beauty Standards , which sees people of all body shapes and sizes submitting selfies of themselves, clothed or otherwise, to be featured on the affiliated social media. She was never, ever sexy, even if she was having sex. Did you just straighten up a little? The first time, all those years ago, I had been hoping to see a body that looked more like the mainstream conception of beauty than I ever would or could. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin.
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Even a comedienne like Dawn French, ferociously funny and clever, was always reduced by words like " roly-poly " before anything else. This was about my body, and accepting it as it is, right now. These examples made me feel like my future was destined to be shaped by my weight, and seeing my body through the lens of my grainy little phone camera was horrifying because it only reinforced the feeling further. Ratajkowski explained that, "We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn't mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality.