“On two occasions they have told me why I did not commit suicide”; what Victoria does is what we should do.
This beautiful woman is a plus size model, apart from being a lawyer and a journalist. However, all these talents do not free her from teasing and malicious comments such as asking her to commit suicide.
Jennifer Barreto-Leyva, is Venezuelan and is 37 years old. She is considered a pioneer in trying to get plus size women accepted and considered beautiful, in the same way that slim models are.
Latin America does not seem to be the most permissive of all the regions when it comes to size. However, plus size and beautiful plus size women are beginning to find success in places like the United States.
First Latin American activist in favor of the diversity of beauty and the human rights of those who are overweight.
She has participated in beauty pageants for women of larger sizes and has become very popular on her Instagram account, especially after posting the controversial photo in which she models the same clothes that Victoria Beckham is wearing.
The clothes that the two are wearing is not what gave her popularity, but the fact that Victoria herself gave the woman a like.
But another woman took the photo to tease
The 12,000 followers that this model had achieved in such a short time, and the joy that this brings, apart from receiving the “like” from Victoria Beckham herself, ended when another Isntagram user, named Lisbeth Rodriguez, had the brilliant idea to share the photograph, but this time with a not very positive message:
«Without spinning or with spinning, you decide»
The Instagram user was referring to Jennifer using a gym to lose weight and get in shape.
The woman then defended herself with another message in which she said that she did not know her and that she had no bad intention, without understanding that what she did is harassment, simply because the woman does not weigh or look how she would like him to make.
Good teaching starts at home
Someone’s physical appearance is not something to be taken lightly, making jokes that offend others, even when the other person is not present.
Many times as mothers, or women, friends or neighbors, we make comments in bad taste that seem innocent to us, but in reality they are not. Many times our children are present and from a young age they begin to learn that the fat, or the darkest, or the lips in this way, is not what is considered cute and attractive.
This is how we create stereotypes
Asians, blacks, fat people, Argentines, Venezuelans, Americans, those on the street, those in the village, etc. We are all human beings and we are made in the same way, some with more opportunities than others, but we were all created equal and we all deserve the same respect.
Let’s challenge ourselves and our family to say nothing, unless it is something positive
It is impossible that we all like them or that everything is beautiful to us since taste is subjective. But everyone without exception has something nice that others can find. If we are not going to say something nice, we better not say it.