Body positivity as we know it today took off in 2012, when bloggers and creators used the hashtag #bodypositivity to promote fat acceptance and turn attention toward underrepresented, and therefore underprivileged, bodies.
“In the last two years, we’ve almost seen [body positivity] being normalized, which is a big deal,” Clémentine Desseaux, CEO of The All Womxn Project, told HuffPost, “I say almost because we’re clearly not anywhere close to equality and white, thin, able and cis people still represent most of what we see. But we can finally see more representation and diversity.”
But today, body positivity has turned into something entirely different.
For example, the term “mid-size,” which refers to people who wear anywhere from a size 8 to size 14, is trending on TikTok. Also known as in-betweeners (in-between “straight” and plus sizes, according to Vox’s Nadra Nittle), mid-size people have been lobbying for more