One of my favourite lingerie brands is Panache and one of my favourite days is International Women’s Day, so when I heard that Panache were starting this year’s search for their Modelled by Role Models campaign actually ON International Women’s Day, I just had to get involved.
I definitely consider myself a feminist, and I also feel heavily influenced by the strong female characters in my life – my Mum (of course), my Girlfriend Emma (love you!) and my plus size blogging family. These women empower me and are part of a league of extraordinary people who push limits, test boundaries and strive for more.
Last year, Panache’s campaign included incredibly inspiring women such as paralympian Hannah Cockroft, singer Mica Paris and model Marquita Pring but this year, they are reaching out to their customers and YOU to nominate the real role model amazing women that you know. You can nominate your Role Model to model Panache’s new range by going to http://www.modelledbyrolemodels.com/nominations – be quick though, nominations are only open until 3rd April!
Other than the obvious nominations for my Mum and Girlfriend, my nomination has to be for Tanya of Secret Plus Size Goddess. She is a fantastic mum, an inspirational blogger and above all, she has been an amazing friend to me. Tanya, you’ve inspired me, supported me and been there for me in my darkest hours. Your story of body positivity fills me with happiness and glee and I never tire of hearing how you turned your body image from negative to down right incredible! Not only all this, but you look CRACKING in a nice lingerie set and I know how inspiring it is for women to see bodies like yours being celebrated. You rock!
I reached out to you all on social media to ask you who you’d like to honour this International Women’s Day and here’s what you said (all these pics are clickable to visit people’s blogs where applicable and the perfect size for Instagram…just saying…):