ICYMI: Woman Combats Body Shaming Moment At Old Navy With A Fierce Selfie & A Perfect Message! Find Out The Unexpected Results Of Her Viral Pic!

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This is Rachel Taylor.

She had a pretty terrible experience over the holiday weekend — one that too many of us are forced to go through.

She was body shamed while shopping at Old Navy.

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But after her humiliation, Rachel decided to pick herself back up and show the world she wasn’t ashamed!

She shared the fantastic photo and her story on Facebook, writing:

“Today I was shopping in Old Navy, standing in between a teenage girl and her mom. The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it to her mom and said, ‘Look! Me and So-and-so can fit in this tank top!’ Her mom laughed and said, ‘Yeah, you could! That thing is huge!’

I couldn’t help it; I started crying. I guess the girl and her mom walked away. I have no idea. My husband walked me out of the store to the car. I sat in the car crying for a long time but eventually went back inside to finish my shopping.

I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce in it!

Be kind. Think about others before you speak. And if someone hurts you, you have to move on.”

Heck yeah, gurl! What a great way to celebrate Independence Day — by dropping your dependence on what others think!

We love the message AND the pic!

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But if you’re as into that tank as we are, get in line! Thanks to Rachel’s savage selfie, it’s totally sold out! But what other impact has the viral pic had?

A couple days later, Rachel says she’s mostly happy with the response:

“This whole experience has been unexpected and insane! I’ve received thousands of messages and comments from men and women who struggle with their self-image. Unfortunately, I’ve also received comments ranging from calling me a ‘crybaby fatty’ to discussing how many shots from a large caliber weapon it would take to ‘put down these fierce fatties.'”

Ick! But Rachel isn’t going to let those creeps get her down! Her message is too important! She says:

“I don’t understand how this is acceptable behavior in our society. No matter what their shape or size or how they got there, every man and woman should feel confident in their own skin. Body diversity isn’t about promoting unhealthy lifestyles; it’s about loving yourself and others. I hope that by sharing my struggle, I can help promote a society that encourages kindness and positivity instead of judgment.”

Preach!

[Image via Facebook.]

Jul 8, 2015 11:46am PDT

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