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Artists Tackle Body-Shamers With Uplifting Illustrations Of Olympic Gymnast
By Azira Amran, 18 Aug 2016
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Alexa Moreno is one of the few athletes to represent Mexico in the Olympic Artistic Gymnastics at Rio 2016. This should have been a proud moment for Mexico, considering the fact that the country has been historically underrepresented in this category.
However, instead of celebrating her achievement, internet trolls chose to take the conversation down a different path. Moments after Moreno’s routine was broadcast across the globe, tweets began streaming in that not only ignored her momentous accomplishment but instead attacked her with degrading and body-shaming comments.
Several supporters quickly took to Twitter to shoot down the sexist tweets and since then, a number of Mexican illustrators have rallied to create body-positive illustrations of Moreno that not only celebrate her achievements, but also thank her for being an inspiration to Mexican athletes.
View a few of the beautiful illustrations below.
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