We're teaming up with social media influencers to change the conversation about body image
Join our movement! Just write your size on a piece of paper and strike a pose! You may be featured in PEOPLE magazine or on PEOPLE.com. Submit your photos by emailing them to email@example.com, or by tagging #ShareYourSize on Twitter and Instagram. See the #ShareYourSize official rules.
So PEOPLE is starting the #ShareYourSize campaign, in an effort to show that size is just a number – it doesn’t define your worth.
Molly Galbraith, trainer and creator of GirlsGoneStrong.com
“I was extremely excited to be involved with this campaign because it’s so rare to see a wide variety of body shapes and sizes displayed and celebrated in the mainstream media,” Galbraith says. “It’s not about one particular body shape being superior to another, but rather, it’s sending the message that there’s no wrong way to have a body.”
Rosie Mercado, model
“I feel so confident because of my quality life,” Mercado told PEOPLE. “I’m exactly where I’m meant to be.”
Kellie Patterson, news anchor
“I want women to know that you don’t need a ‘miracle pill’ or ‘quick fix’ to lose the baby weight,” she told PEOPLE. “It can be done slowly, over time, in a healthy way that will set you up for good habits going forward.”
Mirna Valerio, ultrarunner and blogger at Fat Girl Running
“I would love to be somebody who helps to shatter that stereotype of who’s a runner and who’s not, and who’s able to do this and do that,” Valerio told PEOPLE. “I’m opposed to this notion that exercising is only for skinny people.”
April Storey, mom (and creator of the “Wine Workout”)
“I love fitness and I love working out,” Storey said.
Mar Ortiz, singer and reality star
“Why does size matter? Big or small … I love my LOVE handles!” Ortiz posted on Facebook. “I don’t care about having abs or eating a salad everyday. I do believe in taking healthier days and balance. I #celebratemysize everyday!”
Latasha Haskins, winner of American Beauties Plus
“People need to see someone in the spotlight who does not have the appearance of perfection,” Haskins told PEOPLE. “In spite of what you are facing, you still matter, and are still destined to do great things if you choose it.”
Eve Guzman, PEOPLE’s Half Their Size blogger, lost over 140 lbs. and recently entered in a fitness competition
“I can t explain how proud I am of myself. I have shed so many tears in this journey tears of frustration, deprivation, disbelief and gratitude.”
Sia Cooper, Diary of a Fit Mommy blogger
“The best way to deal with negative comments is to not reply and move on, but know that you are doing the very best that you can and are happy doing it,” Cooper told PEOPLE.