I am the type of person that shies away from anything controversial. It just makes me nervous! But there are instances when I can’t keep quiet and this is one of those times.

The day before yesterday I was SHOCKED and APPALLED to listen to the negative commentary that was directed towards San Antonio women by Charles Barkley. His comments were offensive, sexist and stereotypical to say the least. But, more importantly, his cruel words play in to such larger issues of bullying and unhealthy social body images.

After conversations with two fellow SA bloggers, Michelle Cantu and Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, we all were compelled to DO something. To show others that body-shaming women is NOT OK. If women have curves…celebrate them! Empower our girls and young women to love their bodies no matter the size.

So we are calling on our San Antonio female community to raise your voice! Show everyone that we are more than a number on a scale! Show that you are a #PROUDSAWOMAN!

If you would like to join in we encourage you to post your photo across social media with the hashtag #ProudSAWoman.

Thank you for speaking up and GO SPURS GO!

proudsawoman

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

16 Responses

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I am so grateful to live in a city with so many amazing women!

      Reply
  1. AngieK

    I’m proud of you! It is unfortunate the quality of a person seems to be irrelevant in relation to the way they look in the eyes of most people. Body shaming is NEVER ok!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      It’s so true and so sad!! Thank you for the encouragement and support!!

      Reply
  2. gmaj

    Excellent post! I totally agree with you. I did not hear or read what Charles Barkley said, but I think that is typical of him. So.”Shine on San Antonio women”!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Loved your selfie!! Thank you for joining in!

      Reply
  3. Alison Kothmann

    #ProudSAWoman tagged to ATKstyle via twitter, instagram, and Facebook!
    Shaming, Culturally, Visually, etc. is never okay!

    Reply
  4. Anabel Gutierrez

    Thank you, for your courage to stand up for all beautiful women! His comments should not be allowed on national TV or for that matter any negative comments are are irrelevant to the sport.

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I greatly appreciate the comment and support! Body shaming is NEVER ok!!

      Reply
  5. What San Antonio moms are writing about: the Weekly Link Up for May 12 – 18, 2014 | San Antonio Mom Blogs ™

    […] Tori got together with Melanie and Michelle and created the #ProudSAWoman campaign to lead San Antonio women on a charge to say, “Enough!” to NBA commentator Charles Barkley over his most recent insults hurtled towards the fairer sex of our city. Women all over San Antonio joined them and Molly Cox created a video message to Not-Sir Charles. Yeah, she kind of nailed it. […]

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