CANCER after sharing naked images on social media: Ashleigh Atkins Biography, Wiki, Age
Ashleigh Atkins is a plus-size model has revealed how she was bombarded with hateful comments and even sent death threats after sharing nearly-nude images of her 230lb frame online.
Nursing assistant, Ashleigh Atkins, 24, from the Blue Mountains, Australia, says that the hate she received after starting a ‘fat positive’ TikTok account was so severe that she decided to quit social media three times this year as the vitriol was quickly ruining her life.
The 230lb, size 16 model who frequently posts nude or semi-nude images from her photoshoots on Instagram, first got into modelling at the age of 19. Since then she has amassed a following of well over 117,000 on the social media platform.
However, a few trolls have caused Ashleigh intense stress and anxiety, commenting that she is too fat, damaging her health, and that her stomach is disgusting.
But after a few months without a connection, Ashleigh is more willing than ever to prove that a person’s size or shape doesn’t determine their worth. She says modeling has allowed her to feel empowered and the anonymous voices of some petty-minded people won’t stop her from doing what she loves.
“Our worth as human beings does not decrease with weight gain nor does it increase with weight loss. Regardless of appearance, people deserve basic human respect, ” Ashleigh said.
“ I think that while I have noticed a growing acceptance of bigger models since I started modeling, there is definitely still a way to go.
‘I’m on the smaller end of’ plus size ‘and I don’t face half the challenges that larger models face.
‘I have noticed that even in the smallest range there is the preferred plus size shape, the hourglass.
‘I would love to see more women with different body shapes and larger sizes hired and represented in fashion.
“It takes a lot of mental work to accept that your body weight can fluctuate, but that doesn’t mean that your value does too.
“ Unfortunately, I had a hard time on social media recently.
“ I started a TikTok to create body positive content and was bombarded with hateful comments about my weight, my health and the appearance of my stomach.
It was intense. I had to take a little break from all social media when a troll found his way into my Instagram DMs and wished me cancer. ”
But with the support of her family, friends, and her MMA fighter boyfriend for five years, Ashleigh is confident that the future will be bright for her.
“ In the past, with my ex-partners, there were problems with me going out late to the catwalks or showing my body, ” she said.
I have been with my boyfriend for almost five years and he is nothing more than a support to modeling and my social networks.
“We have a mutual respect for what others do.”
‘The only challenge we face is that my partner cannot bear to see trolls or hate comments on my page.
But my friends and family have always been very supportive of me in everything I do, and modeling is no exception.
“ My friends have even traveled with me to the filming sessions and my parents have attended the catwalks and paid for the test sessions when I started.
“There are so many nice things that people say to me, however it has to be the comments of people thanking me for helping them improve their self-esteem or body image problems.
“Those make every hateful comment and message worthwhile.”