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This Latina Tries On A Thong For The First Time And The Results Are Relatable

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Thongs, some women wear them daily and others don’t even own a pair. For those in the latter camp, there are many reasons to forgo the various variations of g-strings and c-strings: discomfort, stigma, Victoria’s Secret’s hefty price tag. For Jessica Torres, a plus-size style blogger and body positive advocate, it was a fear of wearing a thong, something she long believed wasn’t for women of size to wear, that kept her from trying the trendy panty. But in a recent video, Torres gave it a try, and the results are, well, relatable.

In the nearly 10-minute-long video, which the vlogger published on YouTube last month, Torres tries on a white-laced thong that she was given during a collaboration with Target. The fashion writer, who says she is usually wearing full-coverage underwear, or as she describes it, “granny panties,” performs four tests in her new undies: trying them on, dancing in them, how they look in jeans and spending the day in them.

“I’m waiting for more fabric to cover my cheeks, and I don’t feel anything. Oh, this feels weird,” she says, before hurting herself for pushing the string “up too high” in an all-too-familiar scenario.

After wiggling into semi-comfort, she ponders how much the thong should be inside of one’s body and notes, hilariously, that the “weird” sensation also feels slightly “good.”

Next up is the twerk test, inspired by a friend who says she only wears thongs when she’s dancing. Torres admits that it might be aesthetically appealing to shake your ass in a thong, but she also fears that the pain might be too much.

“For the record, I don’t know how to twerk. I’m just going to shake my ass and hope for the best,” she says, before actually killing it in a brown and black dress.

Still, she switches it up to dances she is more likely to perform on the regular: some classic salsa and boleros.

From the booty-shaking music to the family sala steps, the thong comes through for Torres.

Now it’s time to test how the lacy pair do with jeans: will they rise when she sits or bends to grab something that has fallen on the floor?

Again, the Ecuadorian finds success, which she says is “good” — especially considering she doesn’t always have the same luck when she wears her high-waisted panties.

Finally, it’s time for the biggest experiment of all: wearing them for a full day out. Torres and her mom enjoy a shopping day, wear she has to do a lot of walking and trying on clothes.

“Hopefully, I don’t end up bleeding in my butthole. That’s my biggest fear. I have a lot of fears, and having a bloody butthole is one of them,” she says, half-joking.

Before she heads out, she pulls a common trick: sliding the thong closer to one cheek. As all thong-wearers know, it doesn’t take long before it’s back at the center where it’s supposed to be. Still, she carries on, even telling her mother about the panties she’s wearing. Sounding like all of our mamis, she calls Torres una “cochina,” before revealing that she, too, doesn’t wear the undergarment.

While each assessment has been a success, it’s this final one that proves the most difficult for Torres.

“I’m in the dressing room, and I just saw myself in the thong from every angle, and it’s extremely small. It looks cute. I have to admit, it looks really cute, but not comfortable,” she says between trying on clothes. “I literally just tried to bend over to pick something up, and saw my life flash before my eyes, so I cannot wait to go home and take this off.”

Overall, Torres said it was a great experience, and while they might be uncomfortable, thongs definitely made her feel sexy and she hopes to give other brands and styles a try.

“It’s not something I would wear on an everyday basis like my friends do, so I’m going to stick with my granny panties and just live my life,” she says, giving us all words to live by.

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This Body Positivity Activist Is Jessica Torres And You Need To Listen To What She Says

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This Body Positivity Activist Is Jessica Torres And You Need To Listen To What She Says

Maybe we all deserve hundreds more Jessica Torres to remind us that this world and its fashion isn’t just for las flacas. Jessica Torres is a plus-size model and body positive activist who isn’t going to be shamed for hiding her nalgas or accentuating the “right” curves. We have all the curves which means they’re all right.

Jessica Torres is keeping it real and combatting fat shaming by just straight up loving her self and her body. She’s calling out magazines every time they reshape a woman’s mind to cover their belly or show it off. She’s posting images of the “most unflattering outfit for [her] body type” to prove a point to the fashion industry. Fashion for plus-size women shouldn’t be about how to best cover and mask their bodies. It should be about fashion. If Jessica Torres isn’t the most fashionable chingona from the Bronx, we don’t know who is. I said it.

Her journey towards crop tops wasn’t out of self-love, but rather a love for fashion.

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She started her plus-size style blog to show off her outfits and inspire other plus-size women to live “fashionable fat lives,” she writes for HipLatina. Her blog was meant to be a stepping stone to get a job in fashion. 

Torres essentially became a body positive advocate by accident.

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“Any plus-size body that grows a following on social media and takes full body pictures is instantly labeled a self-acceptance warrior,” she said. She was just wearing bright colors and modeling off the clothes that inspire her, and a social media following just naturally happened.

Still, she didn’t love her body.

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But she did notice that she was holding herself back from embracing a diverse range of fashion because of her “body type.” Magazines love to dress women like they’re fruit: pear shapes, apple shapes, etc. Instead of dressing women for fashion, the clothes are meant to hide certain parts of their bodies.

Once she realized she was holding her fashion style back because of the “hate” she had for her body, she knew she needed to change.

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Like so many of us, she didn’t walk outside in a crop top and a skirt for the first time feeling confident and gleaming with body positivity. But you fake it till you make it, and now, Jessica Torres identifies as a self-acceptance advocate.

For every outfit she was afraid to wear, she had the courage to open up about it on social media.

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She started sharing stories of being fat-shamed at the doctor and saw the comment threads as a communal space of support and inspiration for other ladies living while fat. When she was afraid to wear a two-piece for the first time, she wrote about that, too, and found other women who gained the courage to do the same in solidarity.

As her following grows, she’s also experienced fat-shaming within the body-positivity community.

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Her body was always being compared to Ashley Graham’s or Iskra Lawrence. When Torres went up a single size in pants, she noticed how society still only accepts certain curves that are deemed beautiful. Meanwhile, others promote obesity. 

Torres is staying present to the hypocrisies and to her self.

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Caption: “Throwing it back to that time I was butt nekkid and wet and Kelly told me to sit on her lap.”

Being a social media influencer hasn’t made her any less real.

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Torres has partnered with Mod Cloth, Dove, and JcPenney to promote body positivity. She’s sharing her insider tips for strapless bras with the thickest, most comfy straps. She’s also still a person who tells publicists she farted. 😂

She’s not playing like her life is all together.

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While this would be very disappointing for all our mamis to read, it is deeply comforting to us all who have been traumatized by Saturday limpias. Where’s the link, Jessica?

Jessica Torres is the boss of all of us, and that’s how we like it.

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Tell me more about how I can all parts of myself, not just the ones that make me look like an hourglass. Who chose hourglasses as the epitome of sexiness anyway? All we know is that self-hate is a time thief and we’re done robbing ourselves of love, time and fashion, thanks to Jessica Torres.

READ: This Latina Tries On A Thong For The First Time And The Results Are Relatable

Video: A Young Woman Being Verbally Attacked And Called Fat By A Church Leader Is Going Viral On Twitter

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Video: A Young Woman Being Verbally Attacked And Called Fat By A Church Leader Is Going Viral On Twitter

The sense of entitlement that many people hold and believe they can use to shame and police women’s bodies is ceaseless. From airlines kicking women of color off of planes for what they wear to school teachers shaming their students for wearing clothing that might affect boys, it seems women cannot get a break in even the most unassuming spheres of their lives.

Even when it comes to safe spaces like places of worship.

Recently, one woman took to Twitter to share a video she’d captured of another woman who had followed her into a bathroom to tell her she was too fat to wear shorts to a church event.

The video captured by a Twitter user who goes by the name of Jenna, depicts her discomfort and humiliation as a woman berates her in their church bathroom for wearing shorts.

“This [woman] followed me into the bathroom and attacked me calling me ‘fat’ and that I couldn’t wear jean shorts because I was too fat,” Jenna wrote in a post about the incident which also shared the video.

In the video, the woman can be heard telling Jenna that she is “chubby” and needs to wear clothing that covers her legs. “So you’re sitting here calling me fat?” Jenna asks the woman while filming. “Oh, you don’t think you are?” the woman responds

Through tears, Jenna tells the woman “I [redacted] love who I am. Get the [redacted] out of my face.” 

Jenna also shared photos of herself in the outfit she had been wearing when she was verbally attacked.

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Jenna later explained that the woman also approached her at a time when she was already affected by something upseting.

Jenna, who also explained that she deals with depression and anxiety, said that if the woman had approached her two years before when she was younger she might have committed an act of self-harm.

Fortunately, what started out as a horrific moment caught in the bathroom, launched a parade of plus-sized people sharing love and pictures of themselves loving their bodies on Twitter.

Women on Twitter reached out to Jenna with pictures of themselves wearing shorts and it was the sweetest thing.

Now THIS is just the kind of bathroom behavior we need from women.

Seriously more of this.

Thankfully, Jenna’s church did not let the woman go unpunished for targeting her.

Hopefully, this church leader takes this as a learning lesson. We have the right to free speech in this country and we should use that privilege to say things that are profound, enlightening and uplifting. Punto.

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