Body Positivity Advocate Promotes Self Love After Being Called A ‘fat Tub Of Lard’

The vast majority of people would crumble under intense bullying.

But not Julianna Mazzei.

She’s a plus-size activist who has overcome trolling to inspire other large women to embrace their bodies and ignore the haters.

Julianna, AKA Jewelz, shares ‘#BigandBlunt’ photos of herself to her 98,000 followers on Instagram – including bikini and nude shots – to show that body positivity for everyone, regardless of size.

But while her account is brimming with body positivity, she admits that she wasn’t always so confident about her size.

‘Until I was 23-years-old, I hated myself,’ she says.

‘Through finding inspiration online and coming to terms with who I am and what I need to do, I knew I needed to start accepting who I was.’

She says that she’s been bullied her whole life because of her weight – including from an ex-boyfriend who ended their relationship because she was ‘unhealthy’.

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At school, kids made up a song about fast food which they’d sing at her, with bullies calling her things like ‘whale’ and ‘fat tub of lard’.

But thanks to the body positivity movement, she’s now prouder of her body than ever.

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‘From never letting my family see me naked,and never changing in front of any girls in gym class at school, and always waiting for an available bathroom stall, to being the only girl in the room sitting in her bra, in front of an open store front window on a main street while getting my makeup done, and letting it all hang out with no f*cks given,’ she writes in a caption for a topless photo.

‘Accepting my body has made living easy. In a room full of girls whom I’ve never met before, I never once worried about my back fat pouring over my bra, or my belly popping out. I just accepted my body for what it is, and all that it does for me. That’s what finding #bodypositivity has done for me.’

From never letting my family see me naked, And never changing in front of any girls in gym class at school, and always waiting for an available bathroom stall. To being the only girl in the roon sitting in her bra, in front of an open store front window on a main street while getting my makeup done, and letting it all hang out with no fucks given. Accepting my body has made living easy. In a room full of girls whom I've never met before, I never once worried about my back fat pouring over my bra, or my belly popping out. I just accepted my body for what it is, and all that it does for me. That's what finding #bodypositivity has done for me. #itchangedmylife #bigandblunt #bigarmnoharm #fuckfatphobia #celebratemysize

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Like most plus-size people online, Jewelz has received her fair share of ‘medical advice’.

Not that she’s taken much notice of it.

‘I’ve never had a doctor tell me that I have to change my diet or that I need to lose weight. I’ve had a doctor tell me that I was fat for sure but they were never immediately like, “Well you need to lose weight because your health is at risk”.’

*Cue many comments about Jewelz’s health*

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