WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY | Little Mix and body confidence

"Behind every successful woman is a
tribe of other successful women
who have their back."

Although I have always had a great deal of respect and admiration for other women and for women sticking together, I have only began to embrace female empowerment and be more outspoken about it since the start of 2017. So what inspired me to become a badass feminist? Little Mix. 


If you don't know who Little Mix is then let me give you a bit of background information. They're a British girl group who were formed on X Factor UK in 2011. (from left to right) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards all auditioned as solo artists and later got put together by Kelly Rowland at boot camp. Little Mix went on to become the first group to ever win X Factor. They have released four albums since winning the UK talent show. DNA (2012), Salute (2013), Get Weird (2015) and Glory Days (2016). These albums included incredible empowering songs such as; Wings, Change Your Life, Little Me, Salute, Secret Love Song, Shout Out To My Ex and Power.

After hearing 'Shout Out To My Ex' in 2017, I decided to listen to the whole 'Glory Days' album. Which then led to me listening to their previous three albums and then diving into their interviews to get to know them as people. They're just four normal girls conquering the world. What initially drew me in was their incredible friendship. They're truly best friends. Proving to the world that a girl group can have zero drama. The girls openly embrace who they are, and inspire the world to do the same. Not only did Little Mix inspire me to openly share my opinions and support for female empowerment, they also inspired me to be more outspoken about my support for all equality including the LGBT community.

"We're not here to represent perfection,
because none of us are perfect. No one 
looks like the cover of a magazine."
- Jesy Nelson


"They look like strippers on stage" is a comment that gets thrown at the girls time and time again. Which I find disgusting. Women should not be putting other women down. Little Mix constantly support body confidence. Jesy in particular has always been labelled as fat. Which is complete bullshit. If she's fat then I want to be fat too. The woman has abs for christ sake. All four girls have their own insecurities but they embrace how they look and they show it off. They want every woman of all shapes and sizes to be able to wear anything they want. I have been wearing extremely padded bra's since I was in high school because I felt ugly because I have small breasts. Jade and Leigh-Anne have taught me to love my small boobs. I haven't worn a bra in months and it's great. 

"Your insecurities are what make you
different and what makes you who you are.
If everyone looked the same it would be boring."
- Jesy Nelson

"Just be nice to other girls because
as a force we are so much stronger
when we stick together."
- Perrie Edwards


"We are who we are. Pretty's just a pretty
word. And I'm gonna shine like a star
'cause I'm the only me in this world.
Throw away the books and the magazines.
I'm never going to look like a beauty
queen. We are who we are. And I'm
just doing me."
- Little Mix


"I am a woman with thoughts and questions
and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful.
I say if I'm strong. You will not determine
my story - I will."
- Amy Schumer

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