Shout out to all the girls out there trying to love themselves in a world constantly telling them not too ✨ • More photos on my website! Link in bio • • • #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bodylove #happiness #effyourbeautystandards #beinyourskin #lovetheskinyourin #honoryourcurves #loveyourself #loveyourselffirst #photooftheday #lanebryant #thisbody #beyourself #beautybeyondsize #yahoostyle #buzzfeedstyle #allworthy #perfectlyimperfect #stretchmarksarebeautiful
A post shared by Ashleigh Dunn (@ashleigh_dunn_) on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:38am PST
Plus-size model Ashleigh Dunn is encouraging women to love their bodies.
In a candid Instagram post, she insisted that her 14st weight doesn’t get in the way of her health or happiness.
As the new year is nearly here, the curvy beauty took to social media to help encourage people to widen their idea of beauty.
Am I posing like this because I’m trying to show off my giant muscles? No! (But those that do have giant muscles, go you! #noshame) I am posing like this because my body, despite what many may jump to say, IS STRONG. • I am almost 6 feet tall and while I don’t know my exact weight, I’m over 200 pounds. Want to know the best part? I feel healthy, happy and strong! This body goes hiking daily. This body is active. This body is loved. This body is flawless. Happy Monday! Now go out and slay this week ������������ • This full photo set is on my website! Link in bio ������ • • • #aeriereal #loveyourself #lovetheskinyourin #effyourbeautystandards #happiness #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bodylove #flawless #beyou #loveyourselffirst #spreadlove #spreadpositivity #allworthy #beautybeyondsize #everybodydeserveslove #mondaymotivation #instagood #buzzfeedstyle #yahoostyle #womenwithtattoos #girlswithtattoos #thickthighssavelives #everybodyisbeautiful #styleandcurve #angelplus
A post shared by Ashleigh Dunn (@ashleigh_dunn_) on Dec 18, 2017 at 3:18pm PST
The California-based model has shared three revealing photos over the past few weeks.
In the first, she flexed her muscles while posing in a pair of knickers that read “flawless”.
The Instagram star said: “I am posing like this because my body, despite what many jump to say, IS STRONG….
“This body goes hiking daily. This body is active. This body is loved. This body is flawless.”
Continuing on her mission to spread positivity, she has shared two more lingerie snaps.
Quoting supermodel Tyra Banks, Ashleigh encouraged everyone to go into 2018 with a positive mindset.
Alongside the snap she wrote: “Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between.”
‘Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box…Think outside of the box…Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.’ Tyra Banks • Going into 2018 with this in mind ������������ Thank you @tyrabanks for being such a strong role model. #everybodyisbeautiful #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourself #spreadpositivity #bodylove
A post shared by Ashleigh Dunn (@ashleigh_dunn_) on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:52pm PST
Ashleigh added: “It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box.
“Think outside of the box…Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.”
After posting the underwear photos over the festive period, the Instagrammer has been hailed as an “inspiration”.
One social media fan said: “What a way to stay beautiful and positive.
“We need more like you in this world!!”
Another agreed: “I appreciate your honesty, courage and drive.
“These photos will shatter the myths about heavy ladies all over the world.”