Unlike most women who fat shame their own bodies, Meghan Tonjes, a singer/songwriter and YouTube star, embraces her figure and isn’t about to let the world convince her otherwise.
So, when Instagram decided to flag and then take down a photo she posted of her voluptuous booty, Tonjes went into action.
The body-positive vlogger took to YouTube to point the finger at Instagram for removing her photo that they deemed “offensive.” Apparently, the social networking service wasn’t too happy about Tonjes flaunting her sexiness for the world to see.
After you hear what she has to say, you may just consider her your new idol.
Does fat equal pornographic or offensive? Nope. It certainly doesn’t.
Coincidentally, Instagram ended up apologizing and reversing their dim-witted decision after releasing this statement:
We try hard to find a good balance between allowing people to express themselves creatively and keeping Instagram a fun and safe place,” the spokesperson said. “Our guidelines put limitations on nudity and mature content, but we recognize that we don’t always get it right. In this case, we made a mistake and have since restored the content.
If you don’t have the time to watch the entire video, try skipping to 3:27 — this is where it gets really, really good.
We are always in support of someone who is willing and comfortable enough in their own skin to embrace it. In order to appear desirable and healthy, a woman does not have to be thin. This stereotype seriously couldn’t be further from the truth.
By sharing Tonjes story, we hope it brings inspiration to women who remain unsure about their bodies.