Though most of the body positive activists on social media are women, there are men out there who support the movement just as much. One amazing husband gave his wife a little taste of his adoration for her and his commitment to spreading the body positive message through an emotional Instagram post. When author and activist Robbie Tripp posted a love letter to his lifestyle blogger wife, Sarah Tripp, in the caption of an Instagram post, he had no idea how much his response would resonate with followers.
Three days ago, Tripp uploaded a photo of him and his wife standing on the beach, with the caption,"I love this woman and her curvy body," he wrote. "As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as 'chubby' or even 'fat.'"
"Then, as I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean) I realized how many men have bought into that lie. For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc."
He continued, "Her shape and size won't be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan but it's the one featured in my life and in my heart," Robbie then gushed. "There's nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room. Guys, rethink what society has told you that you should desire. A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character. She's real. She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty."
He added a note to women everywhere, saying "Girls, don't ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated. There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah."
Since Tripp's post, thousands of followers and fans have commented and sent the couple notes thanking them for their inspiring words on this issue.
Hopefully more men will join Tripp in the fight to encourage body positivity in women and to rethink the beauty standards that are placed on them.