Looking beyond their body, some plus-size women formed a group, Lush Beauties, to encourage other plus-size women to be proud of their body. According to them, there is nothing they can’t do as a plus-size woman.
“We are only fat. It is not an illness”, a group of plus size women told BBC Yoruba.
A member of the group, Jubi shared what she has been able to do as a plus-size woman.
“Some people among us will say they can’t take a bus or a tricycle because they will be asking them to shift or pay two people’s fare. I’ve been a fat person right from my childhood but the way I carry myself endeared me to people. I do different kinds of sport and it make people wonder how a fat person like me carry herself gracefully.
When I got admitted into a higher institution, I started fighting by Taekwando. I represented my school in NUGA (Nigeria University Games Association) games at Minna.”
'Ara sísan ni ẹwà wa, kìí se àrùn.'Àwọn obìnrin tó sanra kó ara ara wn jọ láti dá ẹgbẹ́ sílẹ̀.https://bbc.in/2BmLY7K
Posted by BBC News Yoruba on Sunday, August 19, 2018
Created to build confidence in plus-size women, the group celebrated its one year anniversary in July, this year.
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ITS GOING DOWN ON THE 21ST OF JULY!!!!!! 🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼 Where are my party people????!!!! Live, in the heart of Victoria Island, You and I will click our glasses to celebrate our FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!! If you haven't paid, what are you waiting for? Please feel free to send in your extra donations and anyother. It's gonna be FUN!!! We still have the outreach programs to do, so we need money, your prayers, your presence, your support, your connections, everything beautiful to make this event great. Please note, no child/children. As there are no provisions to accommodate their convenience…. Your 5k for ladies and 10k Gentlemen admits only one person. Dress to rep💅🏼, Dress to make a classy statement. It's our first anniversary and it has to be lit… Check the banner for more info… Please share it on your facebook timeline, whatsap status etc… Lush is not just a name it's YOU AND I… LUSH BEAUTIES!!!!! Dm for more details 😎😎😎😎