You may have heard about the popular ImNoAngel campaign created by plus-size retailer Lane Bryant with the goal of encouraging real women to redefine what they consider to be sexy and to feel confident in their bodies. The spin-off of ImNoAngel is meant to address the fact that Asian women face some unique challenges in regards to positive body image. As Ling told me via email, "Being Asian with conservative upbringing, Singaporean plus-size girls often lack body positivity and confidence of their physical appearance. These ladies who suffer from low self-esteem end up hiding and being afraid to show their true self and beauty.
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When I was at university in the UK in the late Noughties, one of the most liberating things about travelling back to my native China for the summer break was not having to worry about shaving. Chinese tradition had no demands in this respect — armpit or leg hair was just part of your body and nothing to be ashamed about. This month, a campaign headed by young female activist Xiao Meili in China asked women to post pictures of their unshaven armpits on the popular social media site Weibo, China's version of Twitter. The competition generated much attention from Western press, which reported it as a sweeping feminist campaign by Chinese women against body image pressures. But in China, it remains fairly acceptable to be unshaven in public.