In Depth with body acceptance advocate Bella Davis
A few years ago, Isabella Davis impulsively took a photo of her body and posted it to her Instagram account. It was an act of defiance. She was sick of being told she wasn’t good enough, that she needed to go on a diet, or that she should aspire to a particular body shape or size. “My feed was just full of perfectly posed images, which are great, but it’s just not my reality. And I was just like, ‘Screw it. I’m gonna upload a photo of my body just being a body, just sitting down; a body that’s really me.’ It was my way of saying, ‘Screw you to diet culture and toxic beauty standards.’”
Today Bella is a wildly popular sex-positive/body-acceptance influencer with a considerable following. We were lucky enough to grab her in between photo shoots to talk about body image and how she’s taking on the toxic beauty culture that dominates social media.