Meet Lauren Nicole she’s a 21 year old curve model, graduate and editor of her own lifestyle magazine. She wants us to #LOVETHYARMS.
“So many people talk about their arms being too big or covered in stretch marks, but I love my arms and I love the stretch marks on them. I feel like they are my own personal little tattoo.”
Lauren Nicole has been running her blog, Fashion Killer since the age of 15, using her platform to promote positive messages. She works with models of all different shapes and sizes, empowering girls to feel amazing in whatever they wear.
We found out what body positivity means to her…
Q: What advice would you give to someone who wasn’t feeling good about their body?
A: However you feel in this present moment, it’s only a moment. Tomorrow you may feel completely different, in three weeks you may feel completely different, so love who you are right now. All of the emotions that you are going through are part of the journey and eventually, you will get to the point where you love yourself and you love your body and you won’t care what people think. In the end, it comes with recognising that you only have one life to live, so why spend it getting upset about your stomach or your arms or your legs? You might as well just enjoy it.
Q: How did you learn to love your body?
Growing up, I dealt with a lot of body dysmorphia and body confidence issues, I constantly felt like I was big and disgusting. At the time there weren’t any plus size women like Lizzo and Ashley Graham in the spotlight.
Finding a community on instagram really helped me. The first introduction to the plus size fashion industry was through Gabi Fresh, Nadya Aboulhosn and Tess Holiday. They did a remake of Beyonce’s video flawless and I was like OMG these women look incredible. Through following them on Instagram I found so many more incredible women.
Q: If you’re having bad body positivity day, how do you get through it?
A: I think I am lucky enough to have a group of friends that always lift each other up and remark on how beautiful we are and how intelligent we are. I think it’s also important to remember that beauty is more than just what’s on the outside, but who you are as an individual and what’s on the inside.