Body positivity can be expressed in many forms, but what it mainly boils down to is this: loving your body no matter what shape or size it comes in, and encouraging the same in others.
One reality star is challenging that notion by releasing a diet and fitness book with the title "Body Positive" — and Twitter is FURIOUS.
TBH, it's kind of complicated.
In my personal opinion, body positivity should extend to loving your body, regardless of whether it's plus-size or not. If that means loving your body and dieting or going to the gym, that's fine — that's your own personal definition of the term, and you should be free to do whatever makes you happy.
However, what I do agree with Yeboah on is that the concept of body positivity has gotten extremely diluted, and, as a result, is being used as a capitalizing tool and for good PR. Who doesn't want to be affiliated with body positivity?
While the term can be employed by anyone regardless of weight, size, or shape, using it to promote a book on diets and fitness doesn't make sense. Plus-size people, who the body positivity movement was started for in the first place, have been bombarded with diets and fitness tips from the beginning, and taking a term that was largely coined by them just because it's "trendy" is fucked up. You can be body positive and diet and go to the gym, sure, but using body positivity as an umbrella term to push a book just because it's "cool" and "hip" to do so? That doesn't make sense to us.