One woman has finally had enough body confidence to post an artistic image to Instagram, only to have it removed for ‘nudity.’ The image above is of Home and Away actress, Christie Hayes on the left, reality TV Queen, Kim Kardashian on the right, and then there’s Alys in the middle. All three images were posted to Instagram, but only the one of Alys was removed.
Each image has a positive meaning behind it. Kimmy K posted her naked image because she felt liberated and empowered.
A friend of mine messaged me today, slightly sad due to her weight gain as she is pregnant and is finding the rapid change of her body confronting. She wanted to know if I had felt similar, and what was normal for a new first time Mum, as forums are saying a million different things. So, as today is #tbt, this nudie pic was taken the day before I went into labour. 48hrs later I was a first time mummy. As you can see, I’m totally on the rotund side and felt like a blue ?. I was exhausted from no sleep the night before, but having my make up done and a keepsake pic from extraordinary photographer Bradley Patrick, is something I’m glad I have celebrated and embraced. Don’t be down about your weight if you’re expecting- enjoy it as much as you can. It’s not important, celebrate your baby growing! The weight might fall off, it might slowly come off or it might stick around. Once you hold that little baby in your arms, none of that will matter. I promise you it’s all worthwhile. Xx #tbt #motherhood #pregnancy #art #bradleypatrick ? @bfp11 ?? @leahkellymakeup
A photo posted by C H R I S T I E (@christiehayes_) on
Christie wanted to help out a friend who was feeling unattractive and big in her pregnancy so she posted the image to help her friend find confidence.
So what do you see in this photo? You know what I see? I see nine incredibly beautiful, intelligent and brave women! I see nine women, who each have their own raw and powerful story tell!! In a society that often focuses too much on how people look, we forget it isn’t your body that defines who you are, it is SO much more! And what these women have to say may just change the world… #staytuned #lovewhatmatters #effyourbeautystandards . . . ? @catherinemeyerphotographer
A photo posted by ✖️ OLIVIA WHITE ✖️ (@houseofwhite_) on
And Alys posted her image as part of a beautiful body positive project she is apart of.
Body Positive Project
Alys is apart of an amazing body positive project that is meant to help empower women and help them find confidence in their own skin. As women, we are often criticised, told we need to look a certain way and generally don’t feel like we’re good enough for the world. Well, screw that! Body positivity is what we need.
Why Delete The Image, Instagram?
Instagram doesn’t allow images of genitals, sexual intercourse or close-ups of fully nude buttocks. In relation to nipples, they’ll allow photos of breastfeeding women and women who have had mastectomies.
She says “In my photo you can see some areola, but you can’t see my nipples.”
We don’t understand why a photo of a vibrant young woman, trying to show other women to be confident in their own skin, would be taken down. Come on Instagram, you can do better!
Alys, keep sharing those images. You look beautiful!