A blogger who received cruel messages about her body has well and truly put the haters in their place with an empowering message about body image.
Last month Megan Jayne Crabbe posted a side-by-side image showing herself two-and-a-half years ago – when she was living by a “restrictive diet plan and extreme exercise regime” – compared to today.
The 24-year-old posted the image to show that she while she’s gained weight, she’s also gained a sense of freedom and self-love.
But in response, she received multiple hateful messages, with some people suggesting she had “ruined” her body.
Never one to let negativity get her down, Crabbe recently posted a second side-by-side image with a message for all those who criticised her.
Crabbe, who runs the blog Bodyposipanda, posted the new image along with kickass responses to some of the messages she previously received.
She captioned the new image:
Crabbe’s latest post has been liked more than 117,000 times, with thousands of people thanking her for spreading body positivity.
“Your account has been a big influence on me and as a result I decided a week ago to stop fat-shaming myself and I am so much happier already,” one user said.
“Keep being awesome. P.s. you’re gorgeous – you seem so healthy and happy and it glows.”
Another added: “You are an absolutely beautiful human being and I am so happy for you that you no longer need people to tell you that in order for you to believe it…This image is now inspiring me to love my own body, since I have gone through a similar transition. Thank you so much for the hope this photo gives me.”
We think she’s one remarkable lady.