Woman Shares An Empoweing Photo Of Her 'Love Handles That She Loves,' Calling For An End To Body-Shaming

Love every part of you.

You might already be familiar with Mar Ortiz.



Ortiz is an aspiring singer and a cast member ofBig Women: Big Love, a reality show that follows the lives of five plus-size women.

Recently, she took another step to promote body-positivity, encouraging women around the world to love their bodies. She shared a photo on her Facebook and Instagram page showing off her curves, but it was the inspiring caption that carried the most weight.

"Someone told me 'Mar you're losing weight....' I said 'Really? You think so? I eat a burger, fries and pizza like everyday...' LOL Why does size matter? Big or small...." she writes. 

"I love my LOVE handles! I don't care about having abs or eating a salad everyday. I do believe in taking healthier days and balance."

"[I] celebrate my size everyday! I love my curves and body. If I want to lose weight it will be a personal choice and it shouldn't matter to anyone else but me."

The photo quickly went viral, but a lot of Facebook commenters criticized Ortiz for promoting obesity. To which she had the perfect response:


"I literally cannot keep up with all these comments. But I am unbothered living my healthy life, loving that I have curves and I have no health complications. Again, I do not glorify obesity. I glorify that I can wake up and be completely happy that I'm alive, and I'm content with who I am as a human being. I have been in shape, and the way I feel about myself was no different than what I feel about myself today. Thanks for all the love to everyone who actually understood what I was saying. Love to all the negative commenters, also. You guys made me laugh with all the ridiculous thot and slut comments."


Just a little reminder to love yourself and not to be ashamed of your own body.

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