Mariana Godoy is a talented Brazilian photographer, who wants to rid the negative stigma from the word “fat” and show that fat can be just as beautiful as any other body type. Her series “Empoderarte Me“, which translates to Empowering Me, sees several curvy women baring their bodies as they pose up in their underwear in order to show the world that they aren’t afraid to embrace ‘fat’ and everything that it means.

The photographer, 46, told the Daily Mail: “I think if a fat woman sees the images, she will feel the power of the girls who were photographed. The power of self-love, to love each definition of love. To be unique and wonderful.”
Mariana Godoy