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6 Most Iconic Body Positivity Moments in Entertainment in 2019

New decade! Whoop! Whoop! Welcome to 2020!

We are grateful for the new moments and experiences to come. Before we strut into the new year with all the wisdom we gained in 2019, let's have a fun look with appreciation for the building body positivity traction worldwide.

We will take you through some of the biggest hits and moments of empowerment for the SSBBW community. Moments that hint at the growing awareness of weight exclusion and moments that give us hope for the future.

We witnessed body positivity moments in fashion and entertainment, and we are witnessing a growing social awareness and discussion through the internet.

Rihanna's lingerie line Savage X Fenty breaks society's mould of inclusivity

In September, models of different sizes, colours, ethnicities, and sexual and gender identities strutted up some noise on the fashion stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie. The singer herself opened the show in a black lace getup. The show set the standard for brands to embrace all bodies in the lingerie industry.

Diversity on the Real Catwalk

Khrystyana Kazakov, a 33-year-old finalist of America's Next Top Model, in an effort to advocate against the bias against regular-looking men and women in the fashion industry, put together The Real Catwalk which showcases real, and natural beauty of all kinds.

Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model struts for American designer brand Chromat

Wearing a white, floor-length dress emblazoned with the word "Sample Size", Holliday's walk is a jab at the unrealistic sample sizes of 0 - 4 for runway models, and the refusal of the industry to expand these sizes.

Angelina Duplisea' appearance in Miley Cyrus' "Mother's Daughter" music video

Duplisea, a Los-Angeles based plus-sized muse, model and self-proclaimed mischief-maker, is prominently featured in the video by pop star, Miley Cyrus. This moment signifies the coming of an age where musicians, directors and creatives in more industries include body diversity in their creations.

Lizzo wins the night at the BET Awards

In a performance where she sings her hit single "Truth Hurts," Lizzo manages to elicit a standing ovation from Rihanna, a generally revered singer herself. Lizzo's captivating confidence and her self-love shine through her performance making it one of the most memorable moments of the year.

2019 brought with it the end of the Victoria's Secret Runway Show

The show which has, for long, standardized the size zero female body form was brought to its inevitable end as the world reexamines what beauty is.

Submitted by: Kelechi


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~Oprah Winfrey
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