Body shaming is something many people face, regardless the age and sex. Ones who are especially attacked are curved women. The reason is the fake picture presented in the media and posted online by celebrities. All women are pressed to be thin, in shape, and to chase the “perfect” measures. Ones who fall behind and don’t fit the Barbie stereotype are shamed for that. Being called names and sometimes even physically attacked makes a woman feel less of a woman.
Recently, many celebrities decided to stand up to fake images shoved into women’s faces. They started a body positivity trend that empowers women of all shapes. Many of them use their social media platforms to spread their messages worldwide.
Here’s how body positivity trends affected the dating culture and which plus-size actresses are now THE thing in the industry.
Body Positivity Trend and Dating Culture
Before, it was highly recommended to fit in, not to stand out. That meant many women had to tone themselves down and be who they weren’t to fit in. Luckily, things are changing nowadays. Individuals are encouraged to be who they are, a unique and special version of themselves. That positivity swiftly shifted to women’s bodies. Having curves is nothing to be ashamed of. One of the hardest things to do is love them when everybody around says you should hate them. Having support from plus-size celebrities and the community means the world.
That’s why things have changed in the dating world. Men (and women) can now freely show they have a thing for a plus-size woman. Since dating nowadays usually happens online, no surprise there is a high interest in sites for BBW dating made for BBW admirers. Such niche sites invest a lot into safety nowadays. They create a place where users can be who they are. High-security systems ensure as few as possible bots ruin their experience. Also, sites with advanced filter options can match singles with mutual interests.
Demand for Plus-size Actresses is Growing
Plus-size women raised their voices. After a while, the film industry listened. The domination of perfect (and often fake) actresses is finally over. Recently, we can see more variety in women’s looks. They now dress what they want, color and cut their hair in crazy styles, and go without makeup at glamorous events. But, more importantly, we can see more plus-size actresses on our screens.
The media is craving actresses who were looked down on until recently and want to know everything. This allows celebrities to share their stories that are painful to listen to. Most of them include various types of bullying, but all have something in common. Neither of these actresses let those things stop them from pursuing their dreams. The love and support of their loved ones helped them get through.
And now, things are definitely going their way. The demand for their skills and body positivity is on the rise and doesn’t seem like it might stop soon.
Three Plus-size Actresses You Should Check
There are many talented plus-size actresses, but we give you only three of them. We think you should check them out and see what the fuss is all about.
This American model and actress are best known for her role in the award-winning show Euphoria. She portrays Kat Hernandez as a self-conscious girl who’s well aware of her body and looks. If you live under the rock and haven’t seen the show, we urge you to do so.
Barbie Ferreira is 25 years old and already rocking on the screen. Her body positivity and self-love are seen in all her roles, especially in Euphoria. She was raised by her mother and grandmother, two strong women who shaped her. She also models. So far, she has modeled for Adidas, H&M, Asos, Target, and many more. Barbie is all for love and sexuality, so there was no surprise in 2019 when she started dating Elle Pucket. The couple is still together, isn’t that sweet?
This actress is one of Netflix’s biggest stars, but many know her from Channel 4’s Derry Girls. She’s now playing Penelope Featherington in Bridgetown on Netflix. The series is based on Julia Quinn’s novels, following the stories about London’s aristocracy and their thirst for society marriage.
Nicola plays the role of a woman who doesn’t want that type of marriage but is born into a wealthy family and doesn’t have a choice. In her personal life, Coughlan is all about gender equality and positive body image. She’s vocal about it on her social media, so check her accounts. Also, check out some of her other work: series Harlots and Doctor.
Chrissy is an American singer and actress most famous for her role as Kate Pearson in This Is Us. That role earned her nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Although she no longer lets diets rule (and ruin) her life, it took her quite a while to get comfortable in her skin. She still makes sure she eats nutritive and various foods. She admits she wants to lose a few pounds, but only for medical reasons, not to fit into industry standards.
We can all look up to brave plus-size actresses who have beaten the odds and are now dominating the industry. We hope this article helps you love yourself no matter what.