Shape of things to come as Ms Curvy fi­nal­ists’ in up­right stand

Daily Dispatch - - News - XOLELWA DWESINI xolel­wad@dis­patch.co.za

Three Eastern Cape Ms Curvy Body fi­nal­ists’ #No to body sham­ing and bul­ly­ing cam­paign is aimed at chang­ing peo­ple’s at­ti­tudes to fuller-fig­ured women.

The fi­nal­ists will host a 5km run on Sat­ur­day, which starts at 7am at the Ori­ent Theatre.

“When adults re­spond quickly and con­sis­tently to bul­ly­ing be­hav­iour, they send the mes­sage it is not ac­cept­able,” said fi­nal­ist Bhongo Siyaphi. Ms Curvy Body is a South African beauty pageant cel­e­brat­ing full-fig­ured women.

“We re­alised peo­ple are shamed for their full fig­ures and we needed to cre­ate aware­ness and en­cour­age women to love the bod­ies as they are,” said fi­nal­ist Ch­wayita Mabona.

Nokuthula Ng­congo, from East Lon­don, said sham­ing peo­ple be­cause of their phys­i­cal shape was unac­cept­able.

Tick­ets, at R50 for adults and R25 for chil­dren, are at Sho­prite and Check­ers in East Lon­don.

When adults re­spond quickly and con­sis­tently to bul­ly­ing be­hav­iour, they send the mes­sage that it is not ac­cept­able

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