Tash Oakley is a social media sensation, model, entrepreneur, swimwear designer and one half of the blog A Bikini A Day. She’s also an all round awesome girl who promotes a healthy balanced lifestyle and body confidence. Unfortunately she has been the victim of yet another body shaming article written by a female journalist at The Daily Mail. We won’t go into the negative things the article says about Tash’s amazing healthy body but it’s pretty much just another example of one women putting another successful woman down. This is a huge problem at the moment and it needs to stop. Luckily Tash and one of her supportive followers The Gratitude Project decided to speak out against the article and the journalist who wrote it.
This is what Tash had to say about it on her instagram:
Firstly I just want to personally say thank you to this grounded and amazing woman,@gratitude_project, for making my morning this morning with your kind and supportive words. Secondly, you guys know I don’t usually use my social media to personally call people out but I would like to make Danielle Gusmaroli answerable for her hurtful and insensitive words. Danielle who works for @dailymailau decided to write an entire article based on finding horrible paparazzi photos of me with cellulite and putting me down about my figure. She is now in my mind an exact representation of what is wrong in the world and what a woman should never aspire to be.@gratitude_project couldn’t have said it better “can’t we support each other, celebrate each other and come from love?”. The fact that woman made it her career to put others down sickens me and any other woman who has ever commented something bad on another woman’s photo, put someone down for there physical appearance or bullied someone for something natural, should be ashamed of themselves. I for one love my body, I work hard, I live a healthy lifestyle and proud of what I see in these photos. All women should feel this way and should feel free and happy within their own lives, not as if they constantly have to be living up to other people’s standards or society’s idea of “beauty”. All of my most “beautiful” memories have been nothing to do with physical appearance, they have been with my family, my best friends, my boyfriend, laughing, working hard or even crying. Danielle, this is a shameful day for you and I hope you and others can realize that your contribution to this world is very uninspiring and negative. Oh, and thank you for also choosing to bully my best friend @devinbrugman in the end, as if I was enough for you.