These women took a bold stand against Instagram's #curvy ban

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Instagram Bans #Curvy and Users Fight Back

After Instagram banned the hashtag #curvy in an effort to prevent nude images that continuously appeared under the term, a community of plus-size style bloggers felt stifled and unable to communicate with one another.

Rather than accept defeat, those who once utilized the #curvy hashtag made a bold statement by switching to #curvee instead. Women are now posting the new hashtag on their Instagram pictures in an effort to protest the ban of #curvy. In addition to #curvee, these women are including hashtags like #bringcurvyback and #everybodyisbeautiful in their posts.

Being #Curvee is not inappropriate. #BringCurvyBack •photo by @nicolelebriscreative• #WilhelminaCurve

A photo posted by Olivia Wilson (@ohhdoubleyou) on

The result of this protest goes to show that nobody can inflict beauty standards on others and that nothing is sexier than confidence. It also proves that people can make a difference when they're part of a supportive community.

Body positivity is the new diet. Rather than changing ourselves to fit some ignorant and unrealistic notion of attractiveness and acceptance, movements such as the #curvee trend are changing the face (or body) of beauty standards one Instagram picture at a time. Don't get quiet, get #curvee!

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