National Plus Size Appreciation Day celebrates the fact that beauty cannot be measured by weight. This day encourages people to speak out against bullying of those with curvaceous figures, as many men around the world appreciate them.
National Plus Size Appreciation Day was first celebrated in 2017, but its origins go back further. For a long time, fashion magazines only featured photos of thin models wearing XS or S sizes. It took a long time for Plus Size models to be featured on magazine covers, but eventually it happened. Nowadays, these models are in demand and popular.
The holiday also aims to address the issue of self-esteem in adolescents. When a young girl does not have a thin waist, but sees this body type in all commercials and magazines, it can lead to destructive processes. Often, girls attempt to lose weight beyond recognition, leading to eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, as well as using various drugs for weight loss. In some cases, these stories end fatally.
National Plus Size Appreciation Day emphasizes that everyone is different, and that weight, height, and skin color do not affect beauty. It encourages people to join the movement in their city or to organize their own.
- Being overweight is not synonymous with illness. Most overweight women are in good health.
- Plus size people usually eat the same amount as people with smaller body parameters.
- Dissatisfaction with one’s body is often inspired by marketing and weight loss products.
How to take part
To put an end to unfounded stereotypes, people can gather understanding people around them and organize events that address the issue. They can attend a fashion show with Plus Size models, take beautiful pictures, and share them on social media.
When is National Plus Size Appreciation Day in 2023?
National Plus Size Appreciation Day is observed on October 6 each year.