We all know and love Nadia Jaftha, both for her perfectly curated content and her funny AF IG videos. But what we don’t know is her body-positivity journey, and how she learnt to love her curves.
What do you love most about your body?
I honestly love my curves. When I was younger, I didn’t really like my body because clothes would never look the same on me as they did on other kids, but now I’ve learnt to embrace my curves.
What does body positivity mean to you?
Being body positive means that you are able to reframe the ‘flaws’ that society has convinced you are flaws and absolutely love you body. I’ve managed to do so with my butt in that, in the past, I used to be shy to flaunt it but now I don’t mind at all.
Why do you think it’s important to redefine the ‘bikini body’?
I think that you should be able to rock that bikini regardless of your body shape or whether or not you fit into that stereotypical mould of what a bikini body should look like. I think it’s so important to redefine the bikini body because there should’t be a mould. There are too many beautiful body types to stick to a norm and a standardised idea of beauty.
What does owning your swimwear mean to you?
Exactly that. OWNING my swimwear and not letting it own me. As women, more often than not, we buy that bikini and never end up wearing it because we want to look a certain way in it.
What is your body-positive message to other women in one sentence?
Your reflection does not define your worth.
If you could send your body a love letter, what would you say?
Hey, you. Thank you for having my back and carrying me through life so far with no illnesses and allowing me to be active. I promise to treat you well, with the love and respect that you deserve. I promise to never be ashamed of you and will show the world that it’s okay to be a bit juicy and voluptuous, because you make me feel confident and sexy every single day.