A few months ago, Courtney Mina, a 29-year-old blogger, made a decision. She was going to post selfies on Instagram every day for a week—and not just any selfies, but lingerie selfies.
Inspired by the #effyourbodystandards movement, Mina’s decision, which has since earned her a massive Instagram following (35k and counting), was both a personal challenge and public statement.
“I wanted to not only explain and show how I gained my own confidence, but show people what actually happens when you’re a plus-size person being confident, sexy, and showing off your body,” Mina told People this week.
In an article for Bustle, where she first chronicled her selfie “experiment,” she wrote about growing up feeling less-than-comfortable in her own body, always hoping to change herself, until one day she had a revelation.
Next came her decision to share her photos with pride on Instagram. For one week, she posted a series of gorgeous lingerie selfies.