This Old Navy Shopper Turned A Body Shaming Incident Into A Tidal Wave Of Positivity.
When Rachel Taylor went shopping for a 4th of July outfit at Old Navy, she wasn't expecting to become and Internet celebrity. Unfortunately, her viral photo spawned from an experience that started out as a hurtful one.
Luckily, Taylor had the presence of mind and grace to turn her negative shopping experience into a lesson. Her message is a powerful one, and it's something we should all take some time to think about. See the photo and read Taylor's thought-provoking words below.
Rachel wrote this open letter to Old Navy on her Facebook page.
Old Navy, thank you for having adorable clothes for all shapes &
sizes. I'd like to tell you the story behind this tank top and why
I'll be rocking it tomorrow for July 4th.
Today I was shopping in Old Navy, standing in between a teenage girl
and her mom. The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it to her
mom and said, "Look! Me and So-and-so can fit in this tank top!" Her
mom laughed and said, "Yeah, you could! That thing is huge!"
I couldn't help it; I started crying. I guess the girl and her mom
walked away. I have no idea. My husband walked me out of the store to
the car. I sat in the car crying for a long time but eventually went
back inside to finish my shopping.
I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce
Be kind. Think about others before you speak. And if someone hurts
you, you have to move on.
Taylor is speaking the truth, and hopefully, people are as inspired by her story as we are.
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Source: Rachel Taylor