Plus-size girl posts wonderful response to being told she shouldn’t wear a bikini 5 years ago

Plus-size girl posts wonderful response to being told she shouldn’t wear a bikini

Look, isn’t it actually just about time we stopped with the body shaming and just embraced our bodies for what they are?

One 24-year-old woman from the UK has an inspiring sense of self-worth and was luckily unfazed when a Matalan shopper advised her not to wear a bikini.

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Usually a size 18-20, Jessica Portelli showed pride in her body, snapping a picture in the changing rooms and uploading it straight away. Defiant Jessica quickly earned praise on Facebook for being able to disregard the harsh comments of the shopper.

Taking to Facebook she wrote:

“I don't usually post such pictures of myself on Facebook however what happened today should be shared to raise some awareness.

The girl at the store today said that "girls like me" shouldn't wear a bikini ! Well, girl let me tell you something, I'm happy with myself and my biiiigggg tummy with tiger stripes but you could have said the same thing to the girl who finally got out there and had the courage to wear a bikini and you just killed her confidence with one stupid comment. You can be any size and look good! Confidence is what makes you sexy and not just being a size 6!

Thank you for fat shaming me, thanks to you I got an awesome discount on my bikini.

Much love

#‎Fat ,‪#‎confident, girl !

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Xxx"

The post has been shared over 2,000 times and will hopefully do something to remind opinionated shoppers to keep stump.