Anna Gragert
May 27, 2016 1:29 pm
Bailey Darling / www.instagram.com

Cailey Darling is a body-positive Instagrammer who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and stand her ground when it comes to body shaming. This was especially the case when she modeled a sexy black swimsuit and, in response, commenters felt the need to pick apart her beautiful figure and say that she was sending the wrong message.

Rather than let all the unnecessary negativity get to her, Cailey replied with nothing but empowerment. “Once I started actively trying not to judge others based on appearances, I slowly started to see beauty in the people around me,” Darling wrote on Instagram. “Soon enough, I could look at a body like mine and see beauty where society told me I wouldn’t find it. It took a long time to apply those concepts to my own body. It started with letting go of judgement of others.

Cailey added that, when she’s responding to any form of body shame, she tries not to bring appearances into her argument. That’s because she does not condone body shaming of any sort. Darling asserted, “If you shame someone’s appearance in response to them shaming mine, then you’re not on my side.” Instead, Cailey prefers to be inspired by other women who stand up for themselves in the face of bullying. 

I am here to change minds about bodies, not to shame any other types of bodies,” stated Darling. 

Overall, Cailey hopes that her followers will notice that she’s happy and that she hasn’t given up on loving herself. She explained, “I hope seeing someone fat and happy and still standing after hundreds of hateful comments and messages can help someone in their own journey to loving themselves and shedding other people’s opinions of them.

Cailey, we’re really glad you exist. Keep modeling those swimsuits and keep being you.

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