People always have something unsavory to say about other people, and the Internet just makes it easier for them to be cruel.
Some people are even so full of themselves that they think their opinions are facts that should be adhered to by others—like how women over 200 pounds shouldn’t wear certain things because it looks “horrible.”
Enter Sara Petty, a 219-pound girl who felt that it was time to empower other women through actions instead of dragging them down with negative opinions.
Sara gathered some tweets from random people saying how 200-pound girls should dress up. She then posted four photos as her direct argument to these people with confused opinions.
For people against her wearing a bikini:
For people against her wearing a crop top:
For people against her wearing booty shorts:
For people against her wearing leggings:
“It was kind of scary because I knew I could possibly subject myself to a lot more body shaming and hate," Sara told Mic.com. "But I knew there had to be some empowerment in being vulnerable and proving to myself that no one else's opinion of my weight matters.”
“There is such a stigma around 200 pounds, unfortunately, as if it is some magic number that dictates when a woman can or can't be attractive,” she added.
Sara’s posts have so far gained 66,000 retweets and 77,000 favorites which she says has helped her cope with her situation.
“The posts helped me become a little bit more OK with seeing that number on the scale, and I hoped that it would help other girls, too. I hope that my posts moved us just one step closer to being a society where girls can wear what they please without being afraid of ridicule,” she said.