Fat Girls Travelling Is The Body Positivity Instagram Account Everyone Needs To See

Because wanderlust isn't one size fits all

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Although 2017 has arguably been the year for body positivity replacing unrealistic 'bikini bodies' and closed minded beauty standards, it's still way too easy to fall into an Instagram black hole of perfectly tanned women who are seemingly always on holiday.

You know the grid we're talking about - 'candid' but totally professional quality photos of size 8 women in a never ending stream of crochet bikinis lounging at the edge of an infinity pool sipping (but secretly not actually drinking) an Aperol Spritz.

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It's all too easy to play the compare game and find yourself wanting.

Which is why we're boycotting the self-doubt inspiring accounts and stalking a new kind of travel inspo that's all about body positivity.

Enter Fat Girls Travelling. An Instagram account dedicated to totally Pinterest-worthy travel destinations but with a major difference - the wanderlust snaps feature self-confessed 'fat girls' that all look like serious holiday baes.

📸 @everythingcurvyandchic || 📍 Havana, Cuba

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The brain child of fellow 'fat girl' Annette Richmond, Fat Girls Travelling aims to eliminate the notion that travelling is only for the slimmer women amongst us and also provides a support group for women to share their experiences and advice.

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Speaking on the need for the body positivity account, Richmond told the Huffington Post, 'People living in bigger bodies are often shamed because of it, making travel even more uncomfortable.

📸 FGT Member @thecurvyedit || 📍San Juan, Puerto Rico

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'People have a lot of anxiety around this stuff, and it's nice to have a community where we can talk about it and encourage each other and let them know, like, 'Girl, the person that's snoring is going to be worse [to sit next to than] someone who's a little fluffy."'

The aim of the game? To display women's own submissions of their personal photos and broaden the representation of body types, and the definition of beauty that comes with them, typically shown on travel accounts.

FGT Member @callmeadventurous showing us that #Paris is ALWAYS a good idea!

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'My goal with creating Fat Girls Traveling was to build a safe and inclusive community, as well as help take the stigma out of the word fat,' Richmond posted on her blog, 'Fat does not mean ugly. Fat does not mean lazy. Fat does not mean unhealthy.'

And holidays shouldn't be reserved for the 'skinny'.

Now let's all book that flight to Bali - beach bod be damned.

📸 @thecurvyqueenv || 📍Poppy Preserve, Antelope Valley, California

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