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Three Body Confidence Crusaders On Finding Self-Acceptance In Fitness, Fashion And Everyday Life

From wellness to beauty; fitness to fashion, body positivity has gone mainstream. What began as a movement spearheaded by the fat-acceptance activist circles of the 1960s, has since become commodified, as brands wake up to the profit potential of making consumers feel seen and empowered. But an ad slogan to “love the skin you’re in” by applying an all-natural moisturizer or the occasional runway inclusion of a plus-size model doesn’t seem to be enough. The reality is, people remain deeply unsatisfied with their bodies, irrespective of age, size or identity.

In 2018, more than three quarters of Americans reported feeling negatively about their body, according to an Ipsos study. “The past statistics are

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What This Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Did to Find Her Body Confidence

Brianna McDonnell

Sundays are a day to recharge and reset by hanging with friends, turning off your phone, bathing for hours on end, or doing whatever else works for you. In this column (in conjunction with our Instagram Self-Care Sunday series), we ask editors, experts, influencers, writers, and more what a perfect self-care Sunday means to them, from tending to their mental and physical health to connecting with their community to indulging in personal joys. We want to know why Sundays are important and how people enjoy them, from morning to night.

For content producer and plus-size fashion blogger Brianna McDonnell, Sundays are the day where she takes her self-care routine seriously, especially ever since she started quarantining in her Los Angeles, California home. “I want to make sure I clean my house, do laundry, meditate, take time for myself, and prep for the week,” the 28-year-old tells

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