When you think of getting ready for your close-up before posting it on social media, I’m sure you don’t think of capturing a conventionally unflattering angle.
Well, 28-year-old Ashley Dockter, a business owner and influencer from Wisconsin, is here to encourage us to be more accepting of our bodies this year.
She completely earns the title of Chicks We Love this week for her brave post on Instagram.
Ashley posted a photo of herself in a swimsuit, and you can visibly see the cellulite on her thighs.
“Let’s stop making cellulite a “flaw” on women,” Ashley started her post by saying.
She went on to reveal that she did everything she could to try to hide her cellulite.
Instagram; pictured above is Ashley in her swimsuit
“I’d used to do everything to hide my thighs, I hated shorts and swimsuits, I would cry about my legs thinking they were not attractive.”
Ashley also went on to point out that no matter what her weight was, her cellulite was still there.
“Sure now being pregnant has increased my cellulite and made it more noticeable but even when I was at an unhealthy low weight I still had cellulite, it doesn’t matter.”
“Cellulite doesn’t mean you’re fat and out of shape. Stop being insecure about it, it’s NORMAL.”
Ashley is right; cellulite affects pretty much all of us. According to this study, 80 to 90 percent of women have cellulite.
One woman commented on Ashley’s post, saying, “Love this! My sister is much thinner and has it worse than me. My weight goes to my hips. Always something!”
Another commented, “Such an internal battle that SO many other women feel! Thank you for sharing!”
You can follow Ashley on Instagram here.
We all have insecurities, but let’s take a page from Ashley and make this the year we are more accepting of our own bodies!
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.
Bre is passionate about teaching women how to build a business and be an entrepreneur, in addition to keeping her readers informed of the latest technology trends and exciting products to improve their lifestyles.
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