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    4 Local Body-Positive Influencers You Should Know

    It’s getting warmer and you know what that means! Hot girl (and boy) summer is around the corner
    and while summer bodies are made in winter – it’s a reminder that everyone is different. 
    Men and women come in all shapes and sizes and we have the privilege to be in an increasingly
    inclusive social climate. From Rihanna launching a makeup skincare brand that accurately caters
    to all different shades to plus-sized bodies being normalised on the runway and
    in fashion catalogues – we’ve come a long way from the 1980s where designers
    started favouring ultra-thin models. Here’s are four South African body influencers you should know:

    1. Alex Beazley  

    Alex has an extremely relatable approach when it comes to becoming healthier
    and more confident in your abilities. She’s helped a lot of people who were sick
    and tired of saying “I’ll start on Monday.” She aspires to help change women’s
    lives globally by creating a diverse, encouraging and relatable platform.  

    Image via Instagram

    Connect with her here:  

    Instagram 

    Twitter 

    1. Thickleeyonce 

    You can’t mention South African body positivity without mentioning Lesego Legobane,
    better known as “Thickleeyonce”. She’s a businesswoman, body positivity activist,
    photographer and digital content creator. She featured in the “Don’t let society tell you
    what you can’t wear” movement for plus size women. She’s worked with a lot of local and
    international brands and is always seen encouraging women to wear what they want and
    show as much skin as they are comfortable showing. and plus-sized model.
     “Self Love is such a rollercoaster journey but we push through because it’s all worth it in the end”
    in a society that still weighs heavily on women that don’t fit an ideal size or skin tone,
     it’s inspiring to have someone like Thick Leeyonce to look up to.  

    Image via Instagram

    Connect with her here:  

    Instagram 

    Twitter 

    YouTube 

    1. Michelle Mosalakae 

    Michelle Mosalakae is an actress, director and theatre writer. She has been and
    continues to break the stigmatism attached to Albinism. She tore down barriers
    in her industry by becoming Revlon’s first ambassador with Albinism.
    Her partnership with Kotox and the #periodornotshecan campaign empowered
    women across the country to embrace their feminine power and pride.  

    Image via Instagram

    Connect with her here:  

    Instagram 

    Facebook 

    Twitter 

    1. Zozibini Tunzi  

    Zozi needs no introduction as the longest-reigning Miss Universe. 
    Hair is an incredibly controversial subject, but Zozi won the biggest pageant as
    the first woman with natural afro-textured hair. Whether or not she set out
    to be one, she definitely became a body-positive influencer for young girls globally.  

    Image via Instagram

    Connect with her here:  

    Instagram 

    Facebook 

    Twitter 


    Read more on what’s trending with the youth here.  

    Related Articles: 

    https://www.glamour.co.za/lifestyle/glamour-guides/5-body-positivity-influencers-you-should-be-following-22e98a5f-cf9f-463f-a29e-f9de820765d2

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