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Plus-size blogger, GabiFresh is flawless. Excuse me for being a major GabiFresh stan, but her version of Beyonce’s ‘***Flawless’ video is a celebration of everything body positive. In  #EveryBODYisflawless, Gabi teams up with fellow plus-size fashionistas  Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster:

As a fat woman of color, I’m often treated differently than my thin, white peers. By brands, by fellow bloggers, by the media… I get passed over for things I’m more than qualified for. I get stares and cold shoulders at fashion events. I hear whispers. I get hate mail and trolling comments from people who call me disgusting and say I shouldn’t be allowed in public. Like Bey, I usually just brush these people off, and I never give them power by addressing them here or anywhere else. But it gets tiring, and sometimes I’m really tempted to drop the lady-like thing and just kind of…go off. So when I heard Beyonce telling her haters to Bow Down in the song ***Flawless, I immediately fell in love.

I knew I wanted to do something with it, so I called up two other major players in the plus size fashion world who I know also deal with their fair share of shitty people, the gorgeous Nadia Aboulhosn and game-changer Tess Munster, and asked if they’d be interested in collaborating on a video. I wanted to show that 1) we are not competing to be the Top Dog in our niche–we are supportive of each other and are all working toward the same goal: body positivity and inclusivity. And 2) you don’t have to be a certain size to claim your flawlessness. Fat is not a flaw. This video is dedicated to the mainstream media, to the fashion industry, to internet bullies, and to anyone else who thinks it’s their right to try to make us feel less than because oftheir insecurities. #everyBODYisflawless

Watch the video below and make sure you check out Gabi’s website.

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  • Billie Nye

    I think the point of all this is not about whether or not they are beacons of health (because none of us have access to their health records to be making assumptions one way or the other). The point is that someone’s weight is not a valid reason to judge and/or bully someone.

  • Zoe

    As a nurse who is trained to treat people in in holistic manner, i applaud their confidence and self -love despite their size. However, i cannot i cannot accept the ‘its ok to be big as long as you love your self’ message. At the end of the day, unless you are suffering from a disorder(e.g. thyroid),take medication that makes you gain weight, the excess weight is not healthy. The fat accumulates around your heart,lungs and blood vessels. the extra weight degrades you joints as well. So I say love yourself despite your shape, color or creed but remember being healthy is most important

  • Vag Owner

    i was expecting this to be them singing. it is just them lip synching and doing glamour shots.

  • Mary Burrell

    I hate that “Bow Down ” foolishness. I am just unable to get with that.

  • Mary Burrell

    I think they are beautiful but i hate that song.