I just had to post a link to this blog by a young woman who doesn’t meet the stick insect standards set by the fashion and beauty industry, but who is certainly beautiful, and strong enough to show other young women her pride in her own body. 

 Stella is making a stand against the people who have tried to shame her because of her size, and in doing do she’s liberating herself and other young women.  I really identify with Stella having been big all my life.  I would never had had the courage to do what she’s done but I am going to send this on to a couple of young women who, like Stella, have been bullied and shamed because of their weight.  Have a look at this –  you might want to send it to a teenager or young woman that you care about too.