Denise Mercedes regularly shares such pictures on her blog
Being a plus-size woman is not at all easy. Along with unsolicited weight loss advice and innumerable health lectures come a series of fashion tips that women with ‘that sort of a body’ should strictly follow to look ‘decent’.
Most modern societies idealise tall, slim figures as the ideal feminine forms, even though only a small minority of the general population may actually conform to these. Bombarded with such impossible ideals in their media feed, most ‘regular sized’ women grow up with plenty of insecurities. But Denise Mercedes, a Latina model living in New York, damned them all and has taken over the internet with her style and confidence.
Speaking up for body positivity, the social-media sensation continuously Instagrams her ideas to a very receptive audience. She uses the micro-blogging site to perfectly describe her view of her body, saying, “Being called fat isn't even an insult anymore. It's like calling me beautiful.”
From breezy jumpsuits to sexy bikinis, Denise Mercedes wears everything a plus-size woman is told NOT to wear – and honestly, she looks just perfect.