As some of you may be aware, my story about Instagram abruptly deactivating my previous body-positive account three weeks ago has gained some traction since and been covered in the media recently. Sunday night, 20 August 2017, was my first time on TV. My story officially made it onto the news!
For those of you who may have been following my previous Instagram account, you’ll know that I never actually revealed my face throughout the entirety of the blog’s existence, since October 2016. This is because I wanted the focus to remain on my message and not on me as a person. As much as I tossed and turned on it, I ended up making the decision to reveal my face for the interview. I was so hesitant about it that I actually cried about it the night before! (I will be writing a blog as to why I decided not to reveal my face for so long)
In my attempts to turn this situation into a positive and steer it in a direction that highlights the importance of body positivity, my message, passion and determination seem to have resonated with so many. I am truly overcome by the attention my story and message has gotten thus far. I have been working my ass off behind the scenes and have ensured I try my hardest to expose social media’s double standards.
I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I believe that the deactivation of my previous Instagram account has propelled my message into the limelight and had more of an impact than ever, if anything.
Thank you to all of you who have shown a genuine interest and shared in my message, and the message of so many others. Please do share this article and video. Let’s keep the momentum going strong and stand united on the issue of body positivity!
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