We rise by lifting others. This particular phrase describes what it means to help others, you can help someone feel better by giving them a compliment, you can help the needy by providing for them and you can also help the sick by staying by their side.
The way we rise by lifting others might not come as monetary profit or an accomplishment of some kind. A young Nigerian woman has shown the depths of the words we rise by lifting others after someone attempted to bring her down.
Monalisa Stephen, who is a plus-size Nigerian model had woken up to a message sent to her by an internet bully.
In the message that was sent to Stephen, a woman on Instagram had attempted to bring her down by mocking her weight. The woman had laughed at her stretch marks but Stephen refused to fall for the emotional torment.
Instead, the young lady told the woman thank you and even told her that she is a beautiful woman.
Stephen shared a screenshot of the message along with her reply on Instagram. She also captioned the post, talking about how body shamming comments would have made her depressed years ago.
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The beautiful lady who has learnt to love her body, noted that she lives a healthy lifestyle. She further added that her body and stretch marks does not offend her.
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"So I woke up to this message and the first thing I think is, what is wrong with women? First of all, even if I had a child [which I don't] so what? A few years back a comment like this would have probably had me crying and depressed but right now I am way passed there. Most women have stretch marks with or without child birth, the only difference is I'm not offended by my stretch mark. I go to the gym, I work out and I'm healthy, my size doesn't make me unhealthy, neither does my stretch marks. Dear women, let's learn to appreciate each other's body and be encouraging to each other because irrespective of what size you are, we all have fought insecurities at some point! Let's learn to help each other grow. "I'm not doing this to spite or shame her, it just hurts that this is coming from a woman."
Size, colour, or age, does not define beauty. NAIJ.com had published photos of a 17-year-old plus size model who embraces her curves.
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