I adore Gabi Gregg. The brilliant and beautiful mind behind GabiFresh is the reason I bought and wore my first plus-size bikini (and then wrote about it). She was also a huge source of inspiration for PSYB. So of course she was the mastermind behind the #everyBODYisflawless video that’s gone viral over the past two days. I could sit here and list all of the reasons why it is incredibly empowering to watch a) as a woman b) as a plus-size woman and c) as a dedicated Beyoncé fan. But you should probably just watch it and find out for yourself.
Here’s what Gabi had to say on her own blog about the video:
I wanted to show that 1) we are not competing to be the Top Dog in our niche–we are supportive of each other and are all working toward the same goal: body positivity and inclusivity. And 2) you don’t have to be a certain size to claim your flawlessness. Fat is not a flaw. This video is dedicated to the mainstream media, to the fashion industry, to internet bullies, and to anyone else who thinks it’s their right to try to make us feel less than because of their insecurities. #everyBODYisflawless
Shout-outs to the uber-stylish Nadia Aboulhosn and the inimitable Tess Munster. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to resume watching this on repeat whilst I shake my hands out (I woke up like dis) and search for every clothing item worn in this video.