#WeWearWhatWeWant Is Trending On Social Media For A Reason

Women from all over the world are loving this body-positive hashtag.
PHOTO: Twitter/delaney, Twitter/wise young fattie, Twitter/Mrs. Tesfaye

Using social media as a platform to empower other people is nothing new, but it’s something we would always be down for. The latest thing to stir up a conversation on Twitter? #WeWearWhatWeWant.

According to Buzzfeed, 23-year-old Simone Mariposa started the hashtag after this body-shaming story came to her attention. In a series of tweets, Simone explained that she was fed up with society dictating what plus-size women should—and shouldn’t—wear.

Simone figured the best way to get people talking was through social media, so she encouraged her followers to post selfies and outfit shots tagged #WeWearWhatWeWant.

Social media did not disappoint. In the four days since Simone launched the hashtag, women have responded by sharing their photos, often accompanied by confidence-boosting affirmations:

There are currently over a thousand posts about #WeWearWhatWeWant—and the number just keeps growing. So inspiring!

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