Woman Determined to Spread Body Positivity Dressed as a Mermaid
I was scrolling on Facebook and suddenly saw something that made me hyper zoom.
Her name is Danielle Cecil. Picture this, a beautiful woman, laying on a beach, spreading body-positivity and doing this all, wearing a mermaid tail.
You realize that this is the type of human I need to know more about right?
And apparently, I am not the only one.
Danielle is getting a ton of attention for what she is doing. She's been posting uplifting photos of herself, in a mermaid outfit, under the sea. She told me she's always loved the movie Splash, so now she's become a mermaid because she is beautiful and she wants you to know, you are too.
Danielle admits that she was very nervous to wear a mermaid tale in public or post a picture. She admits hadn't always been this confident and struggled with self-hatred, as we all do, before we realize our worth.
I learned that Danielle is a survivor, she's overcome addiction and decided to start a journey on loving herself, despite what society told her is "beautiful."
This is the case for so many woman, we are constantly being bombarded and reminded on what "beauty" should be and it affects us deeply.
I decided to love what I perceived to be imperfections and I found that the real beauty and blessings began then. I found freedom in showing other women their worth and value is not determined by others. Showing them that no matter what they see or feel when they look in the mirror they are beautiful and worthy.
Danielle has gone through many dark and awful situations. She was open with me and shared her story.
More than anything I want to spread joy and love, God’s love. We are perfect in Gods sight and that’s where I get my confidence from. If the creator of it all thinks I am perfect then I must be pretty special. We all are.Danielle Cecil
So many of us don’t take pics or go swimming all bc of what someone might think of us in a swim suit. The reality of it is most people don’t even notice us and we are thinking they’re all starring and talking about us. Even further, who cares if they are. Like really, why do we care so much??!!Danielle Cecil
We are perfect in Gods sight and that’s where I get my confidence from. If the creator of it all thinks I am perfect then I must be pretty special. We all are.
If I could have anything it would be a company of all inclusive mermaids and mermen. Big small, gay straight, trans, disabled, literally every type of mermaid possible and we would bring joy and hope to kids or grownups who need to see anything is possible.Danielle Cecil