"Why does size matter? Big or small.... I love my LOVE handles!"
Last week, Mar Oritz posted a Facebook photo celebrating beauty at every size.
In her post, the 32-year-old reality TV star showed her body in all its natural glory and fought for her right to believe she is beautiful.
"Someone told me 'Mar you're losing weight...' I said 'Really? You think so? I eat a burger, fries and pizza like everyday...'" She began her post.
"Why does size matter? Big or small.... 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 ?#celebratemysize? everyday! I love my curves and body."
Mar's point is one that needs to be echoed in media more often.
Just because a person is bigger doesn't mean they are less beautiful.
Just because skinny, white, tall and toned are held as the ideal, doesn't mean a woman can't feel confident and love her body even if it isn't these things.
More than that, Mar hit the nail on the head when she said, at the end of the day, her size shouldn't be of concern to anybody but herself.
"If I want to lose weight it will be a personal choice and it shouldn't matter to anyone else but me," she rallied.
Sadly, Mar's point was lost on many.
After facing backlash that claimed the post "celebrated obesity", Mar was forced to clarify: "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."
Right on, Mar.
Listen up, body-shamers! Let the woman love her body!