Antonia Jade is a Youtuber, social media influencer and plus size model. She wants us to #LOVETHYBELLY.
“I feel like a lot of people struggle with their stomachs and at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a big stomach, small stomach, hanging stomach, high up stomach, it doesn’t matter, just embrace it and love yourself and love your belly. Big bellies for the win.”
Antonia has represented plus size women at the forefront of countless fashion campaigns. She uses her social media platforms to promote body positivity, confidence and feel good mantras to her followers.
We spoke to Antonia to find out what body positivity means to her…
Q: If you’re feeling insecure, how do you pick yourself up?
Just say nice things to yourself and try not to put yourself down because at the end of the day we are the most powerful person in our lives. We control our thoughts and if you give yourself more positive affirmations you’re going to feel better.
Q: How did you learn to love your body?
A: I have never had this much self-love about my body, it’s been a struggle throughout my whole life to learn to love it. I still have days, weeks and months when I don’t feel confident in my own skin. It’s just about learning to love yourself because there’s no such thing as a perfect body, it doesn’t exist.
Q: What advice would you give someone who is struggling with their body confidence?
A: Wear something that you have never worn before but that you have always wanted to wear. It might make you feel kind of uncomfortable in the beginning, but just put it on and embrace yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror and dance say to yourself ’I just don’t care, I feel good and I don’t care’.
Q: Tell us something else you love about yourself:
The thing I love most about my body is probably my hips. They are large and in charge, they fill up clothes and they make me feel confident and powerful.