For anyone who has ever questioned if they have the "right body" to wear a crop top: YOU DO.
Need more proof? Check out the #PanzasChingonas hashtag. It is literally the body positive affirmation we all need.
Yesika Salgado is the kickass L.A.-based Salvadoran who started the belly celebrating hashtag.
"Two years ago today I bought my first crop top. I didn't know if I'd ever have the guts to wear it out in public. I did. I totally did and never looked back. I want to start a new project today... I want to share your beautiful belies (big/small/hairy/smooth/stretch marked) with the world," she wrote.
“It wasn't too long ago that my large belly was the source of a lot of pain and hate for me. I wanted to celebrate that it isn't anymore,” Salgado told Latina Magazine.
"What better way to celebrate it than with other bodies who have gone through similar experiences?,” she added.
The response to her call-out was pure self-love magic.
You'll want to grab a pair of scissors, cut off your top, and rock your bare midriff right now!
"My panza is there and it will always be there and I will forever and always be unapologetic about showing it off."
"Embracing your curves is a radical act of self-empowerment."
Keep that quote from @el.nopal in your back pocket whenever the uninitiated give you the side eye.
"It was extremely liberating to show a part of my body that I usually work so hard to cover up."
Go ahead @illsaygiselle!
"It hasn't always been this way, but damn....I love my tummy!"
We all have the right to @untitled01.jpg's feeling at every size and shape.
"My entire personality has blossomed with a hostile rejection of societal beauty standards."
That line from @mexicamermaid took us to church!
"I said to myself: 'Fuck it. If the crop top fits, wear it' and then my fat ass stunted on them haters."
Yasss @xicanaspice!!! *Insert Beyoncé hair flip here*
"It took a long time to accept that I'd never have the long torsos that magazines deemed as the 'right' body type for crop tops, but fuck those magazines and anyone who gets in the way of you embracing you."
We're joining @thrsdayx in throwing our middle fingers up.
"Crop tops are more than just a fashion choice, for some of us, they are an act of resistance. A way for us to make amends with ourself. A way for us to stop hiding and come clean and say: this is what I really look like. Either love me or leave me alone."
We couldn't agree more with @angelaloves.
"I was often told to 'cover up' or that I was seeking the wrong kind of attention. Now, I celebrate my culture through owning my body, even if it means showing some skin. Only I can determine what empowers me."
Following your own path like @amankbatra is a major key.
Because we couldn't have said it better ourselves: "Thank you to all the beautiful mujeres sharing their stories, and to Yesika for reminding us that self-love is revolutionary."
Shout out to @shes.an.alarm and everyone brave enough to share their journey about loving themselves no matter what.