#sizecelebration: Divinity Veloz
#sizecelebration is a bossbabesATX series of photos and interviews, featuring women of different sizes in dressing rooms, proudly disrobing to dispel negative body image. These portraits were taken by Stef Atkinson, in conjunction with and in the dressing rooms of SoLa.
So, goodbye, fat-shaming. Goodbye, skinny-shaming. Toodles, crying in dressing rooms. We're done with you.
Meet Divinity Veloz, our second #sizecelebration model.
Q: What's your current occupation?
Q: How old are you?
Q: When did you first become aware of your own size? Was that a positive or negative experience?
A: At the age of 23. It was a positive experience; I realized that size didn't matter, and I looked good!
Q: When did you first become aware of others' sizes?
A: In middle school, when bodies were changing—including mine.
Q: As you've grown, what have you determined to be true or untrue about size?
A: Size is just a number, not a feeling or a truth about how you should feel.
Q: How do you celebrate yourself?
A: I dress up for no reason.
Q: How do you think the world (society, etc.) should change the way it celebrates beauty?
A: Things like this! Discussing body positivity with other amazing babes.
Q: What are some immediate, day-to-day things we can change in our lives to better appreciate our own unique bodies? As well as others'?
A: Look in the mirror, smile. Look at a stranger, smile. When you smile, how can you make anyone feel bad?
Q: Why are you participating in this shoot?
A: As a woman who appreciated her body 23 years later, I don't want to stop celebrating!
Q: What does #sizecelebration mean to you?
A: Enjoying how different we all are and the beauty that's within.