CURVES rule! Beautiful, plus-size woman on Saturday showed that sexy underwear was not just for the skinny.
They attended a party organised by the I am Heart organisation, which aims to help plus-size women learn to love their bodies through lingerie and midnight pool parties.
President and founder Maphefo Mabapa said their most recent event was a lingerie party at Zororo Luxury Lodge in Polokwane, Limpopo.
She said she started the organisation because just speaking out against the abuse of women was not enough.
She said many of their members were sexually abused while others were bullied because of their size.
“We are fat and sexy.
“We are very comfortable and proud of our bodies,” she said.
“We encourage all women to cherish themselves. They must walk tall.”
Speaking about the lingerie party, Maphefo said women attended in sexy underwear.
Tickets cost between R100 and R200, but plus-size women wearing lingerie got in for mahala.
Maphefo said the organisation had changed many women’s lives.
“Since we started it in September, we’ve helped women who didn’t have confidence.
“We want more people to join, but they must be between size 42 and 50 and have a story that will change lives,” she said.
Maphefo said the next event would be held at the Fun Zone Water Park in Seshego, Polokwane, on 5 October.
“We advise plus-size women to come and experience this beautiful event,” she said.