Angry at not being able to find bikinis that fit, a model posts photos of herself to slap the modelling industry around
Life is hard enough without having to fit into boxes
Not literally, of course. Unless you're into that sort of thing. Remember thebad buzz in 2015 in London after an advertisement was posted in the subway (or the tube as they call it in the UK), which gave way to this sort of funny reaction:
As well as peaceful protests:
You would've thought that makers, advertisers and designers would've listened to the voice of the people. Seems like basic logic to us. Nah, course not. They don't give an F. The clothes that are available on our high streets and malls "forget" a large portion of the larger population. We're not going to stand for this. Are we going to take this lying down? Maybe.
Sonny Turner, a model signed to Milk Model Management, seen here in her day job:
After freaking out in a changing booth, she posted a series of photos to her Instagram account to poke bikini manufacturers in the eyes and kidneys, proving via her own body that they're totally disconnected from reality and women's bodies in general. Check the post out:
THE REALITY OF SHOPPING AS A THICK/PLUS SIZE WOMAN. ‼️ changing rooms can be scary places. I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14. High street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don't either. NO ONE GETS IT so for any upcoming designers I got come tips for u BIG BREASTS NEED UNDERWIRE FOR SUPPORT FOR A YOUTHFUL LIFT WE NEED CUP SIZES THAT CORRELATE TO BRA SIZES AND THEY NEED TO GO PAST DD WE NEED CUPS THAT ACTUALLY COVER MORE THAN OUR NIPPLE WE NEED CUPS THAT BRING OUR BOOBS TOGETHER SO THERES NOT A MASSIVE GAP IN-BETWEEN THEM WE NEED STRAPS THAT AREN'T SO TIGHT ITS AS THOUGH OUR NECK IS ABOUT TO SNAP OFF WE NEED BIKINI BOTTOMS THAT DONT GIVE IS WEDGIES WHEN WE WALK WE NEED STRING BIKINIS THAT DONT EXPOSE OUR VAGINA LIPS WE NEED SWIMSUITS THAT FIT OVER OUR HIPS WITHOUT DRAGGING THE NECK OF THE COSTUME DOWN CAUSING NECK ACHE WE DESERVE MORE CHOICE IN THE SELECTION FOR OUR BODY TYPE THAT ISN'T JUST THE GENERIC BLACK SWIMSUIT WITH A KIMONO YES BELIEVE IT OR NOT , SOME OF US ACTUALLY WANT A THONG BIKINI , THE WHOLE SELECTION DOESN'T HAVE TO BE HIGHWAISTED WE'RE GONNA NEED YOU TO STOP USING MODELS WITH FAKE BOOBS THAT AREN'T A REAL DEPICTION OF WHAT THE BRA WOULD LOOK LIKE ON OUR REAL DROOPY ONES ITS NOT FAIR THAT WE CANT WALK WEAR CUTE SWIMWEAR JUST BC WE ARE BUILT DIFFERENTLY. WE DESERVE TO WALK INTO A STORE AND PAY £10 FOR A NICE BIKINI WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK AND OUR BODY CONFIDENCE. #everyBODYisbeautiful bottom line is: MAKE CLOTHES FOR ALL SIZE & BODIES.
The message is clear, NO NEED TO SHOUT.
Actually, you SHOULD be shouting. This sort of thing needs to be addressed. OK, there are homeless people, cancer patients and some twits will trot out the "starving children in Africa" line, but this is genuinely making ordinary people feel bad about themselves. Everyday people you see on the street, at work, in your local Piggly Wiggly, most of them hate their bodies due to unattainable standards. This is easy to say, but as The Smiths sang: when are going to accept yourself?
And Sonny, what's she been up to since the net took notice of her plea?
According to her:
She can have the last word, because she's still fabulous:
FABULOUS WHEN POSING, AND STILL FAB WHEN RELAXED AND BEING MYSELF. THE POWER OF OVERLY POSED PICTURES. Let's be honest, 90% of Instagram pictures are staged/posed/facetuned/edited. There is a huuuuuuge pressure to look perfect all the time, to have a snatched waist all the time, to have a flat tummy all the time, to have a thigh gap all the time , to have perky boobs. Well THAT IS NOT REALITY. (For most of us) We all have rolls when we sit down, no ones posture is prim and proper 24/7 and even after I take a massive shit my stomach definitely isn't flat all the time and back fat is COMPLETELY NORMAL. LET A GIRL LIVE. #everybodyisbeatiful #beautybeyondsize #positivebeatsperfect ?