23-year-old blogger, Chidera Eggerue, (a.k.a The Slumflower) has taken her initial resent for her drooping breasts, when she used to dream about getting a boob job, and turned it around for the good through her award-winning blog Saggy Boobs Matter.
In the process of learning to love her body in its natural form, British blogger Eggerue became an internet sensation by challenging the norm and teaching women how to embrace their breasts just the way they are.
Better known online as the Slumflower, Eggerue’s social media campaign, #SaggyBoobsMatter, was aimed to inspire and look beyond ‘modifying’ their bodies after undergoing a lifelong battle with her own breasts.
“I created the hashtag #SaggyBoobsMatter because women are shamed when their bodies don’t appease the male gaze,” Eggerue wrote on Instagram. “Saggy boobs are underrepresented. Being underrepresented makes you feel alien to society.”
It was her experiences in her emotional experiences from the past that has had her sharing pictures of herself without wearing a bra using captions that were honest and inspiring in their tone, reported Unilad.
“It was so bad that at that age I had already decided that I’d get a boob job once I got my first job at 18. I reached 18 and didn’t get a job, let alone a boob job, so I continued self-loathing until I reached 19 and became tired of feeling like a stranger in my own body. I decided I’d had enough and made the choice to stop wearing a bra.”
how to style saggy boobs: a tutorial
step 1 – wear the damn outfit.
— THE SLUMFLOWER (@theslumflower) October 11, 2017
“Fast-forward to 23: I’ve now reached a position of feeling comfortable in my body, but I wanted other women to feel like this, so I had to start the conversation by using my own body as an example. Through creating #SaggyBoobsMatter, I have been able to help women articulate their own body image hangups – especially slim women who don’t really know where they stand in the body positivity movement.”
Of course, Egguere has faced her share of backlash from different people over the internet who have body-shamed her.
I love being body shamed and slandered by Nigerian musicians.
— THE SLUMFLOWER (@theslumflower) January 15, 2018
Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy went the distance to make a mean meme on her, for which he later went on to apologize to Egguere after she called him out on it.
Whether you have saggy boobs or are insecure about any other body part that is looked down upon by our culture, Eggerue’s message is simple; our bodies are beautiful just the way they are, embrace and love it the way god intends us to, no what mainstream media wants us to believe.