This model took the negative “pretty for a fat girl” comments and flourished into a plus sized, body positive, role model

Words are not just words, especially when you are a young girl. After many failed attempts at dieting this young beauty found her self confidence and has co-founded Canadian Curvies. Get to know this inspiring beauty…

Instagram: @sarahdxoxo

Meet @sarahdxoxo.

A curvy model signed to @bnmmodels and a skilled legal assistant, Sarah leads a dynamic, busy lifestyle! Here is what she wanted to share with you: I am Sarah D, lover of red lipstick, boys with beards and most of all FASHION.  I was always the tallest and biggest girl in my class. To say I stood out is an understatement. Growing up, I was always told that I was “pretty for a fat girl” or that, “I would be so much prettier if I lost weight”. Being told this on a daily basis had me trying every diet imaginable. From the Beyonce Master Cleanse, to the cabbage soup diet, you name it …I’ve tried it! I truly felt that I was never going to be good enough the way I was. Thankfully things changed – so many strong, beautiful, courageous and intelligent women are sending out body positive messages that really resonate with me. I have been inspired by my fellow @canadiancurvies and they are the reason why I co-founded the movement alongside such amazing, inspiring and fabulous women! We want to share body diversity, and self love to all! So here I am – done with the dieting and obsessing over the size of my jeans. I have moved on to loving my height, my hips and all of my wobbly bits! Deciding to love me, regardless of shape and size is just so much easier! It has been a long, struggle-filled journey to get here – but I promise it is worth it. Are you ready to take the journey with the #CanadianCurvies?

On Canadian Curvies

“I co-founded Canadian Curvies because it is important to me to instil self love and confidence in girls at a young age. Growing up I was only exposed to one body type that was defined as perfect. I want to reiterate that there is no ideal body. Bodies come in different shapes and sizes, and we are all beautiful in our own way.” 

When asked about the body positive movement…

“I believe the body positive movement, and showing body diversity in the media is really important. It’s important to the four of us that we can utilize Canadian Curvies as a platform to show young girls and women that all bodies are beautiful and worthy of love.” 

When asked about meeting the Canadian Curvies…

“I LOVE my Canadian Curvies! We all met while working for a plus size boutique in Toronto, and we clicked almost immediately! These girls are like sisters to me, we talk daily about what’s going on in our lives, what we should wear to an upcoming event or even just to share funny stories. We are all so different in our own way. However, we all work together to support each other and give each other different perspectives/outlooks. Spreading self-love is something that is so important to every one of us that founding the Canadian Curvies movement was inevitable.”