23-year-old Nigerian UK based blogger Chidera Eggerue, who is quite popular for her campaign encouraging women to embrace their natural ‘saggy’ breasts has revealed its prompted some to change their minds about cosmetic surgery.
Chidera from London, appeared on This Morning to discuss her efforts to challenge society’s ‘obsession’ with what perfect breasts should look like, which led her to create the hashtag #SaggyBoobsMatter hashtag.
‘Specifically from very young teenagers who have told me that when they had come across the hashtag it had stopped them attending a consultation with a plastic surgeon, which was amazing to hear.’
‘What’s been even more heart-filling was receiving messages from breastfeeding mothers, [who said] that this hashtag has allowed them to feel more beautiful during the process of breastfeeding their child.’
As a teenage girl it was way too young for me [to be] thinking that there was something wrong with me,’ she said.
‘When I was 18 I considered surgery too. I used to say to my mum all the time that when I was 18 that I was going to get a job, save money and get my boobs done.
‘As much as I believe that women deserve complete autonomy over their bodies and if they want to get a breast augmentation that is completely up to them, I do feel, however, that it is a shortcut to accpting yourself.’
‘I am reclaiming ownership of every single negative connotation. It’s just an adjective.’