Social media. Women have taken to Instagram to showcase the beauty of their bodies, no matter their size. In the name of body positivity, to see this inclusive trend shift is really positive and amazing!
Origins. According to The Daily Mail, “the trend was started by a meme, which read: ‘If your thighs touch you’re on step closer to being a mermaid, so who’s the real winner here.” Since it’s inception not long ago, the hashtag has really taken Instagram by storm.
Inclusivity.Self Magazine very aptly sums up the goals of the hashtag. “The mermaid thigh movement recognizes that other group of women — those who don’t have a natural thigh gap — effectively giving every woman a body-positive trend to identify with. If your thighs touch, great. If your thighs don’t touch, great. Every set of thighs is beautiful, whether you have a thigh gap or not."