All our favorite plus-size style icons speak out about body image in one awesome video

JC Penney

“Would my life be better if I were thinner?”

It’s a question nearly everyone has asked themselves at some point, and if you’re a bigger girl, chances are you’ve heard the same answer over and over again throughout your whole life: “Yes, it would.” For many of us, this idea has kept us from living full, engaged, fearless lives. We tell ourselves, “I’ll wait until I lose weight to take dance lessons/start dating/rock a crop top/go back to school/travel/speak my mind” — convinced that better days are always a few pounds away.

Our favorite plus-size style icons are here to tell you that idea is BS, and it’s time to start living right now — no matter your size.

In a video for JCPenney’s new “Here I Am” campaign, body image activist Jes Baker stares into the camera and asks that age-old question, “Would my life be better if I were thinner?”

Her answer? “No, but it would be better if I wasn’t treated so poorly because I’m not.”

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