Lady of Zeta Phi Beta Ignites Fluffy GRL Movement
Ebonie Young is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and is the founder of the organization Fluffy GRL. https://instagram.com/p/BJETqOzBpus/
Fluffy GRL’s mission is to empower plus size and curvy women through interactive social media platforms all while working to dispel stereotypes that surround the plus size woman.
Young started this organization in 2011 while she was a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The idea of Fluffy GRL began with a conversation with Young and her sorority sister about the negative self image and hate that women on the campus had towards themselves. “As a young woman, on a campus of 30,000 students with more than half of the population being women, I observed negative body comments every hour on the hour,” Young stated.
“For about three months, I conducted a social experiment where I purposely started conversations with women of different body types, about a celebrity’s body and style.”
Young discovered from that social experiment that young women were perpetuating self hate at an alarming rate. “I discovered that the most prevalent group were plus size and curvy women. I wasn’t surprised, as I have been a plus size human for as long as I could remember and the media does a great job at presenting ‘ideal’ images; which did NOT include curvy at the time. I started Fluffy GRL to combat the myths that fat women were unhealthy, unhappy, unsuccessful and lazy.”
If you are interested and passionate about empowering plus size women and educating the community about body positivity, Fluffy GRL is accepting awesome people from a variety of backgrounds to progress the movement.
If you are interested in joining the movement, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on the opportunities below!
- Apply to become a part of the Fluff Executive Board (Fluff E-Board)
- Join Fluffs on the Ground. Serve as the street team for the organization and help publicize events to the community through social media and posting flyers around the city
- Engage in posts! Follow Fluffy GRL on Facebook and Instagram @FluffyGRLMovement. Comment, Like, Share.. Repeat!