She’s an inspiration to us all – curves and everything.
Dascha Polanco, also known as Dayanara from Orange is the New Black, is a gorgeous actress who isn’t afraid of embracing her curves – and her Instagram is a fantastic show of that. In a world where body image and shaming is rampant, particularly among women of color, her brazen acceptance is refreshing. Studies have shown that American criteria for beauty are based on standards that many women cannot attain, especially those from minority groups. Unfortunately, these minority women are being subjected to the same messages and judged on standards that are not based on their unique beauty. The media’s influence on young women’s self-perception is apparent in all cultures; however, the degree to which it affects women in minority communities is now a new focus area of research.
[bctt tweet=”She’s an inspiration to us all – curves and everything.” username=”wearethetempest”]
So, here are 23 times Dascha completely slayed.