Stacey Soloman has hit back at a body shaming troll with a powerful message about self-esteem.
The mother-of-three shared a message she had received on Instagram with her followers on Wednesday, which read: “Wow you down to a size 10 now, don’t get any thinner.”
The 31-year-old explained that she had received the message after sharing a snap of her pyjamas which showed the size label, before sharing advice about building self-esteem when people constantly judge you.
“I thought I’d share this reply because we are all being judged,” she wrote, “Too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too pretty, too ugly.”
“We can’t win with what other people think of us. So the best thing we can do is try not to treat ourselves the same way that society does.
“You are perfect just the way you are. You deserve good things and you are worthy no matter what you look like.”
Drawing attention to Dove’s Self Esteem Project, Stacey said the campaign offered “useful tips and tools to help anyone struggling to bat away this kind of judgement and negativity & build you up so that you tell yourself the things you deserve to hear.”
Stacey has previously been praised for promoting body positivity, as she opened up about learning to accept her body post-children.
Posing alongside her son Rex, Stacey wrote at the time: “I love my body.
“It is changing all of the time so it takes some getting used to now and again.. But thank Goodness it does change because if it didn’t I wouldn’t have that smile to wake up to every morning or those big brothers of his either.”
“Seeing all of your body confidence posts yesterday and today just reminded me of how much I miss being nice to myself.”
“I’ve lost weight recently for some reason and I didn’t lose my skin with it ???? so I’ve not been very nice to myself about it which isn’t like me at all.
“Your posts have reminded me that I am beautiful and every BODY is different and that’s what makes them special. You are the only you and that is perfect IMO,” she continued.
“Cellulite is pretty, Stretch marks are glitter, extra skin extra so it’s got to be good right? Feel like I’ve got a special offer on skin ???? I love you all to the moon and back. Be nice to yourself. Because that’s what you deserve ????”
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Jackie talks about her fight to get Coco’s Law brought into legislation in Ireland – a new law that will make online bullying a criminal offence.
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