Watch out body shamers—social media influencers Dani Austin and Sarah Tripp are calling you out.
These two friends have gone viral for their matching Instagram posts in matching bikinis. Although they have very different body types, they've both dealt with cyber bullies who critique them in the most shallow way. Sick of these haters, they each took to Instagram to clap back at their critics and stick up for each other—and for all women of all shapes and sizes.
Austin often gets comments that she looks anorexic, while Tripp is constantly told she is overweight. “I’ve been shamed this same way for years, but on the other end of the scale,” wrote Tripp, the woman behind @sassyredlipstick.
@Daniaustin stated that Tripp has been referred to as a “bad role model” because of her curvier shape. “It’s so rude and so ridiculous! I honestly can’t think of anyone who’s a better role model than Sarah,” Austin wrote.
Alright sassy mamas, let’s get real about body shaming! 🚫This is my girl @sassyredlipstick. She is absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite people to follow! ♥️I had a chance to hang with Sarah and her husband @tripp in Dallas last week. 👯♀️Because of her beautiful curvy figure, Sarah tells me that she receives so many mean comments that she’s “overweight”, “unhealthy”, or “a bad role model”. 😤It’s so rude and so ridiculous! I honestly can’t think of anyone who’s a better role model than Sarah. Her only goal is to help us ladies feel confident, SASSY, and love our bodies no matter the size! 💃🏼She’s so sweet, positive, and empowering and truly cares about each and every one of her followers. 💘Plus, that girl has KILLER style. She’s so much more than her body… and so am I! I’ve also received hurtful comments about my body over the years on social media. People telling me to “eat a sandwich” or saying I look “unhealthy.” I’m sure we’ve all been hurt by something that was said about us or maybe we have a little voice inside our heads telling us we aren’t pretty, smart, or successful enough. Sarah and I believe that we are ALL so much more than what you see on the outside and the truth is, we don’t need the approval of others to find our self worth. The ultimate form of girl power is self-confidence. ✨And even though that’s always a work in progress for most, it’s one of my top goals. Let’s all remember to love ourselves because empowered women empower women. Body shaming is never okay – let’s remember that love and kindness are never wasted! Talking more about why we need more #girlpower in my latest blog post! #linkinbio and shop our matching bikini under $50! 👙 http://liketk.it/2zZiL #liketkit @liketoknow.it #swimsuitsforall #aeriereal #aerieswim #thesassyclub #ltkswim #bikini #beachwaves #DANIAUSTINPRESETS #everyBODYisbeautiful #dallasblogger #bff #grlpwr #bodypositivity #endbodyshaming
Meanwhile Tripp uses her IG to tackle the trolls who shame Austin for her slim physique. Tripp wrote: “How sad is that?! One thing I know is that this beautiful woman is strong, healthy, and more importantly… much more than her body!”
No cyberbully is a match for these two friends. “We are ALL so much more than what you see on the outside and the truth is, we don’t need the approval of others to find our self-worth,” said Austin.
BODY SHAMING IS NOT OKAY!! 🚫🙅🏻♀️ it’s time for a couple of sassy gals to get real with you. 💋 this is my friend @daniaustin. she’s a beautiful size 0 and one of my favorite ladies to follow here on IG. because of her naturally thin figure she tells me she often sees comments like “she’s anorexic”, “looks like she needs to eat”, “look at those chicken legs”, etc. how sad is that?! one thing i know is that this beautiful woman is strong, healthy, and more importantly… much more than her body! Dani is an incredible female entrepreneur. she has the kindest heart and is one of the most genuine bloggers i know. she and her husband @jordanjramirez have a wonderfully supportive relationship. she is so strong yet vulnerable, opening up freely about her faith, her trials, and her real life offline. 💕 i’ve been shamed this same way for years, but on the other end of the scale. strangers online are constantly telling me i’m “overweight”, or “unhealthy”, or “a terrible role model” because of my size. but i know better. because i know this size 12 body of mine is curvy fit! 💪🏼 i know that these bootylicious curves makes me sexy, strong, and stylish! i also know that my self-worth does not depend on the size of my jeans or what other people say about me. 🍑💖 please remember, body shaming is never okay!! and we should all speak kind words to each other online and in real life. your words have power and meaning. and we could all benefit from spreading a little more love and positivity. 😘 click the link in my bio to read my blog post all about body shaming and see all our matchy 👙 pics! // our pink striped bikini comes in sizes xxs-xxl and it’s under $50! shop our swim with the shop tab on my site or download the @liketoknow.it app for free! http://liketk.it/2zZis #liketkit #LTKcurves #LTKswim #LTKunder50 #aeriereal #everyBODYisbeautiful #loveanybody #curvyblogger #sassyredlipstick #pinkbikini #aerieswim
Tripp made it clear that she is very confident about her size. “I know that my self-worth does not depend on the size of my jeans or what other people say about me," she continued.
Austin encouraged all women to silence the haters that pop up on their own social media and hush anyone who tries to convince them they aren't enough. “Let’s all remember to love ourselves because empowered women empower women,” Austin said, and we couldn't agree more.