Recently, British girl group Little Mix has been shamed online for wearing ‘revealing’ outfits at the One Love Manchester event.
But Perrie Edwards decided to change up the situation and turn the body shaming into something different: a brave positive message about a struggle she had with a surgery scar for her fans and even her haters.
The Scar That Changed Her Life
In the past when talking about least favorite body parts, Perrie told Now Magazine, “Mine is my scar on my stomach.” When Perrie was little, her esophagus was too small, and an operation had to be done in order for her to properly eat. She also admitted: “I had to have lots of operations, so that’s why I don’t want to show it.”
But since this fear of shaming affected her, Perrie has taken to social media to reveal her scar and to prove to the world that you never truly know a person and their insecurities. This a great example of someone who has a big voice in the world, utilizing her power to change the way people think in educating others not to judge a book by its cover.
And its working. Perrie has started a phenomenon with many younger girls posting their own scar photos and sharing their stories on how they got their scar.
Many people took to Twitter and Instagram mentioning how strong Perrie was to show her scar, stating that they were inspired to do the same.
Beating Body Shame, And Inspiring Her Fans To Tweet About Their Own Scars
Also Perrie showing her scar has helped me show my scar from my #scoliosissurgery. @LittleMix #ScarsToYourBeautiful #PerrieEdwards— 🏳️🌈 Heather 🌈 (@impossible_cut) June 9, 2017
Body confidence can be a struggle for many men and women out there, but to have someone like Perrie serving as a role model allows others to accept their insecurities is a big step forward for humanity. Hopefully this class act by Perrie will make some people rethink their judgmental opinions, teaching them to not jump to conclusions on how her outfits ‘define’ her as a person (or anyone for that matter) because your exterior does NOT define you as a person.
Props to you, Perrie!