- Sibusiso Sibanyoni is a photography student
- He takes photos of plus size women and shares them online
- His mission is to end body shaming
Body shaming of women deemed to be "fat" and "overweight" is all too common on social media. One South African photography student has now made it his mission to end it.
22-year-old Sibusiso Sibanyoni, who studies at Tshwane University of Technology, regularly approaches plus-size women and asks them for photoshoots.
He then shares the photos on his social media profiles in a bid to spread awareness against body shaming.
In an interview, he said he hopes to convince people that everyone is beautiful in his or her own way regardless of body size.
He said: “There is something about pictures that boosts one's confidence. Pictures always put a smile on people’s faces and make them feel beautiful."
Sibusiso added that he is planning to establish his own plus size modeling agency later this year.
He said that although some plus size women take offense when he approaches them for photoshoots, more are becoming confident in their sizes.