York City Business Owner: Everyone Is #MoreThanASize

By Lindsay C. VanAsdalan
The York Dispatch, Pa.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The #MoreThanASize social media movement asks women to post a selfie of themselves, saying “I am #MoreThanASize” and stating something that defines them beyond physical appearance, such as a community builder or entrepreneur, or someone who’s creative or adventurous.

The York Dispatch, Pa.

Rebecca Wattenshaidt used to let size dictate her life.

Her goal was to be a size 2, but once she got there, it wasn’t enough — “I had to be a size zero,” she said.

“I wasn’t happy,” she continued. “I was barely eating and constantly concerned with the number on the scale.”

But in order to be a more positive role model for daughters Ella, 9, and Charlotte, 5, she made a conscious effort to not put herself down.

“I said it so much that I started to believe it,” she said, and now Wattenshaidt is helping empower other women through her #MoreThanASize movement.

#MoreThanASize: The social media movement — which launched Jan. 15 — asks women to post a selfie of themselves, saying “I am #MoreThanASize” and stating something that defines them beyond physical appearance, such as a community builder or entrepreneur, or someone who’s creative or adventurous.

“Through the years and through my career I have come into contact with so many women — taller, shorter, skinnier, bigger, who were just like me,” Wattenshaidt wrote in her blog’s Instagram post that day.

“Remember this and tell yourself this every single day,” she encouraged her followers in the post, “Who you are as a person, as a human being, a friend, a co-worker, a sibling, a boss leaves so much more of an impact than your size 14 body, your size 2 body or your size 6 body.”

“I’ve literally been every size from a 2 to my current size of 12/14, and I’ve never been more confident,” Wattenshaidt said.

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