Plus-size model fires back at cruel troll's hurtful comment after she wore a see-through dress
While social media has a lot of bad things to answer for, it has also had a positive impact on the world. Instagram, in particular, has been a major player in the body-positivity movement, with there being a variety of different bloggers and influencers who are all trying to get people to embrace their "flaws" and learn to love themselves.
One such woman is Felicity Hayward. The plus-size model, from London, has over 160,000 Instagram followers and is seen as one of the key players in the body-positivity and plus-size movement. However, that doesn't stop her from attracting criticism from some people online.
Felicity is outspoken when it comes to the world of fashion and modelling, with her saying that she "would never change myself for anyone, I'm a good representation of the average British woman".
"Anyone can get their arse in a certain dress. Just because I'm bigger, it doesn't mean I hate skinny girls. Numbers don't matter."
Felicity's brand is all about self-love and the model finds it peculiar that the plus-size figure is stigmatised when it used to be celebrated:
"Ironically if you look back in history, the fuller figure was considered to be more powerful and wealthy than the smaller people in society. I just wish there was a happy medium and equality within body sizes.
"I think the large high-end fashion houses are one of the main reasons why women have so many body issues. These luxury garments are made and exhibited on walking clothes horses, the smaller frame the better.
"These companies aren’t promoting women’s natural curves or beauty, its all about the clothing. It’s like live art, the framing is essential and needed but only to hold it all together."
Despite the pressures put on women, Felicity has embraced her curves and implores other women to do the same. "I think you just had to learn to love what your mother gave you. It takes time, I’m still getting used to it," she said.
"If you inherited a diamond necklace from a relative, something very precious but you didn’t like the colour of the stones what would you do? Accept it and hide it in a cupboard never to be seen? Take it to a pawn shop and exchange for something prettier? Or find a way to wear it with something else that compliments it?
"I think you all have an answer for this question, but I feel hiding your emotions, trying to replace beauty in the long run won’t help your self-confidence or emotional well being.
"Everyone is beautiful, it's just finding that confidence to realise every single person has their own value and attributes to bring into this world."
While Felicity may spread a story of acceptance, some people struggle to accept it. Felicity spent her Monday night at the launch party for Maya Jama’s new collaboration with Pretty Little Thing, and turned up to the event sporting a polka dot strappy mesh dress with cut out sleeves.
However, the model wore next to nothing underneath, with her simply wearing a pair of black knickers and nude nipple pasties.
The majority of people loved the look, but one person had to make a snide remark, writing: "You're not thick you're fat."
Not one to take that level of abuse lightly, Felicity clapped back: "and so is my bank balance sweetie."
There's an old saying that reads: "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all," and it couldn't be more true in this circumstance. Not only is it completely pointless to troll someone online, but you also may end up getting burnt.