12 Powerful Women Who Made 2015 the Year to Get Real About Body Image

Is it just us, or did Gigi Hadid start a major body-positive trend this year when she posted a message about her size? While Gigi’s Instagram was in the spotlight during Fashion Month, after she let her guard down and got real, plenty of powerful women followed in her footsteps.

Ariel Winter fought her haters when they reacted negatively to her bikini shot. On-the-rise model Charli Howard left her agency after admitting she felt pressure to stay thin. But they weren’t the only leaders who faced the industry head-on, forcing the media and their followers to accept their figures – stretch marks and curves included.

Read on for 13 posts from the women who put body image at the center of the conversation in 2015.