A new project called #ProjectWomanKIND aims to encourage body positivity through a series of interviews with plus-size models.
In the web series, models Jessica Vander Leahy, Olivia Langdon, Sophie Sheppard, Stefania Ferrario, and Margaret Macpherson speak openly about the struggles they’ve had with self-image, and how they’ve worked through their insecurities and have learned to not just accept, but love the skin they’re in.
“I feel great about my body, you know, today I feel great about my body. Some days it can, you know, I’m like everyone else, I guess, you know, I wake up and I think ‘Oh my God, what the hell were you thinking, for one second, thinking you were pretty,'” Vander Leahy explains in her own video, body acceptance is not a destination, but rather a constant journey. “I think you look at yourself and you go ‘Ugh, how did anyone ever kiss this face?’ and then, you know, you just get over it, get on with it, and another good day comes.”
Thanks to her own video and the series as a whole, the project is sending the message that it’s OK to be honest about feeling badly about yourself when that’s what you’re feeling. We’re all about body love!
Photo via: Instagram/@projectwomankind/@itswhatartis