Corissa Enneking, a blogger who runs the body-positive site Fat Girl Flow, was getting really annoyed by the media's definition of "plus-size" — so she decided to do something about it.
In an effort to spotlight various shapes defined as "plus-size," the writer asked women who feel underrepresented in the media to send swimsuit photos, later posting the images under a single entry titled: "We exist: Diversity is Plus Size Bodies."
"There is definitely a trend toward a very specific kind of plus-size body that is represented. But body/fat positivity isn’t just for people who vary slightly from the societal ideal," she explained to Bustle. "I think we need to make as much space as possible for as many different kinds of people as possible."
Enneking shares that while more and more brands are creating plus-size options, the models who wear them are usually "white, under 30, on the smaller side of fat, able bodies and evenly proportioned."
The project has received an incredible response from readers, with many thanking Enneking for encouraging them to love their bodies. And she's thrilled that her message has reached so many people.
"Having exposure to bodies that look like your own helps to make people feel included and part of something," she wrote on her site. "The more exposure to different bodies we can get into mainstream media, the more people will begin realizing that fat people are not invisible."