When Vintage Honey (@thesoulasylum) relayed a story on Twitter of a black woman mocking a plus-sized woman of color for wearing a minidress, Simone Mariposa had to say something. In an interview with Today, Mariposa recalls how she came up with the hashtag #wewearwhatwewant:
“I remember when my mom used to tell me, ‘Don’t wear that,’ and I said, ‘I wear what I want!’ That works for this.”
What resulted was an outpouring of body positivity and women posting pictures displaying their fierceness without concern for societal approval. Here are some of our favorite looks:
Lovely! This goes to show, you should never let anyone tell you that you can’t wear something because you aren’t the ‘right’ size.