The world is filled with body-positive role models that inspire plus-sized women to feel good about who they are. Hilary Duff, Demi Lovato and Serena Williams all lead the way in reinforcing body positivity, promoting the message that perfection is imperfection, and real-life is not meant to be like the airbrushed cover of a glossy magazine. It is ok to be different, we come in all shapes and sizes and seeing popular celebrities being who they are, allows us to be who we are, without fear of shame. That is the message we promote here on our site and one that should be commonplace around the world.
The body-positive journey that society is on is often disrupted by stereotypes and conceptions that continue to influence pop culture around the world. One classic example of where the female form is often misrepresented and exploited is within the world of comic books. Once upon a time, perhaps it might not have been such an issue for a few comics to keep their characters in some sixties-style time warp, but since they exploded onto the big screen, it has become an issue.
The female characters within these comics, films and games, the positive ones at least, are often toned, airbrushed and conform to the stereotypes Hollywood likes to play upon. However, both the character of Wonder Woman and the actress who plays her, Gal Gadot, have had an impact on body positivity, which has been felt around the world.
Strength and beauty do come in all shapes and sizes, and when characters from pop culture are interpreted and reimagined in a real-life context, it only helps to further promote the body positive message we all seek to share. Perhaps next Eisenberg can try her hand at Lara Croft, Black Widow or Catwoman.