Simone Mariposa is a 23-year- old plus-size model, singer and blogger who created campaign #WeWearWhatWeWant, encouraging the plus-size women to love their bodies regardless of size. Shortly after she launched the campaign, it went viral. Inspired by an incident she had read about on Twitter in which a plus-size woman was being shamed by a stranger for her extra weight, Mariposa decided to do something.
She remembered her mom telling her not to wear certain clothes, she remembered covering her arms, legs and belly fat which made her feel very uncomfortable. She was sick and tired of being judged for her choice of clothing and decided to start wearing whatever she wants. Simone Mariposa also appeared in a denim advertisement for Torrid showing how proud she is of her own body.
She knows she is not alone in this because there are plenty of women who look like her. She won’t let the others affect her positive energy, saying that she does what she does only for people who care. She says that was the best feeling in her entire life and she has been supported by plenty of women on Twitter and Instagram.
Mariposa used Instagram and Twitter to encourage the other plus- size women to love their bodies and not to be ashamed to wear what they want. Soon after she created the hashtag, many plus- size women started sharing their own images where they wear “socially unacceptable” clothes for their size. Many of them shared their emotional stories along with their images, too.
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