The influencer, who advocates body-positivity and self-esteem, shares her lifestyle pictures and videos on social media and influences people to be themselves and feel happy in their bodies regardless of their size and weight.
Kimmey was only 14 years old when she started becoming conscious about her body weight and resorted to dieting and exercising. She started skipping meals and won’t eat carbs and fats at all.
She maintained a size two to four throughout her academic life. However, that lifestyle didn’t suit her and wasn’t making her happy either.
At age 27, Allison gained much weight and reached size eight. It was the time she realized she just needed to be healthy, not skinny. So, she decided to stop struggling with different diet plans and embraced herself for who she was.
She also started an Instagram account where she posted her selfies and pictures to motivate herself and her followers to stop killing themselves with lethal diets and fear of being fat.
In 2017, Allison, a mum-of-two, went swimming with her children, where she had to experience her daughter’s mean remark about her weight. But instead of getting intimated and defensive, the influencer taught her daughter a lesson.
The conversation had her followers cheering on Allison when she shared the story on her Instagram account.
When Allison went to the pool with her daughter and son, her daughter became angry about something and called her fat.
Describing the incident later on her Instagram, Allison wrote,
“My daughter called me fat today. She was upset. I made them get out of the pool, and she told her brother that mama is fat. I told her to meet me upstairs so we could chat,” Allison wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of herself and her little one.
“Me: “what did you say about me?” she asked the child.
Her daughter replied, “I said you were fat, mama, im sorry”
Then she decided to have a conversation on the topic with her daughter to teach her that being fat is not something to be ashamed of.
“Let’s talk about it. The truth is, I am not fat. No one IS fat. It’s not something you can BE. But I do HAVE fat. We ALL have fat. It protects our muscles and our bones and keeps our bodies going by providing us energy. Do you have fat?” she asked her daughter.
“Yes! I have some here on my tummy,” the little girl answered.
Allison said, “That’s right! So do I and so does your brother!”
“I don’t have any fat, I’m the skinniest, I just have muscles” her son said.
“Actually everyone, every single person in the world has fat. But each of us has different amounts,” Allison told her kids.
When her little boy told her that she has more muscles and body fat than him, the influencer responded by saying,
“Yes, that’s true. Some people have a lot, and others don’t have very much. But that doesn’t mean that one person is better than the other, do you both understand?”
Both children agreed and said yes to their mom.
“So can you repeat what I said?” Allison asked them.
“Yes! I shouldn’t say someone is fat because you can’t be just fat, but everyone HAS fat and it’s okay to have different fat,” they said.
The post went viral, and people in the comment section applauded Allison for dealing with the situation positively and smartly.
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