Well, it's official — 2020 is the year of body positivity and self-love. Across the globe, women are embracing what would have been considered beauty flaws 20 or 30 years ago. We're embracing the fact that beauty is no longer a one-size-fits-all trend and inclusivity and body acceptance is definitely "in."
In fact, the Miss India Curvy 2020 Pageant has already taken place, and according to hindustantimes.com, the pageant "aims to inspire plus-size women and promote body positivity." You can read about this more in-depth here.
What a way to start off the year right! Beauty pageants like this one show women everywhere that beauty is not a one-size-fits-all world, and this is both incredibly empowering and incredibly freeing. It lets little girls know that there is no right way to have a body.
Let me repeat that—there is no "right" way to have a body.
Every single one of us deserves to feel confident and sexy and absolutely freaking beautiful in our own skin, and 2020 is the year that the fashion and beauty industries are finally catching on to this idea.
If that pageant wasn't enough to let you know that 2020 is the year of body positivity and self-love, let's talk about Lizzo's "Rolling Stone" cover for a second.
In case you haven't heard, the singer graced the cover of the latest issue of the magazine and her attitude of self-love and acceptance is here to stay. She was quoted as saying "We eventually get used to everything. So people just gon' have to get used to my ass." Yes, ma'am! Leave it up to the "Truth Hurts" queen to tell haters and body-shamers everywhere exactly how it is. You can read more about the story here.
Between the Miss India Curvy Pageant held earlier this year and the fact that the media and society at large is becoming more body positive, it's definitely safe to say that loving your body in 2020 is different, and better, than it was in 2019. So throw away your shapewear, eat that cupcake, and let the world know that there is no right way to have a body.
We all deserve to feel beautiful and love the skin we're in — no matter what size we might be.