Yanique ignores negativity on social media

June 27, 2016
Yanique Barrett

Social media users can be very cruel, and our Star of the Month knows that all too well.

Over the past few months, Yanique 'Curvy Diva' Barrett has had it pretty rough, especially when it comes to the negativity meted out to her via social media. Luckily, the vivacious media personality has a lot of self-confidence, so when the naysayers attack on social media, she has the remedy for getting past all the negativity they spew.

She told THE STAR that she hears all the things people say about her on social media but doesn't pay the negativity any attention. Instead, she focuses on being the best version of herself. "Really and truly, mi hear the public, but I don't mind, I don't care," she said. "If I find out that there is a social media site out there that's saying the worst about me, why would I sit there and read all of these hurtful things. I'm not going to give these persons who are saying all these negative things the privilege of getting my time and my attention. Mi nah do it."

As someone who has faced the full force of lashing from social media, Barrett encourages persons who are facing similar situations, especially those faced with body-shaming attacks, to develop a sense of self-love.

"Nobody can't pressure me to do anything mi nuh wah do, so if me put on likkle weight me a go love me with the weight, and if me get mawga mi a go love me being skinny. I love me in every stage and that's what I want young girls out there to understand. Love yourself at every stage," she encouraged.

Those words of encouragement rolled off Barrett's tongue so easily that THE STAR felt compelled to ask the Curvy One if she has any plans to do motivational speaking. "I started out doing that. I enjoy uplifting other females," she said. "Empowering other females is not a problem for me, so I will be doing that in a few months, but not right now. I'm in a building process right now of putting things together, and after doing that, I can step forward and say 'let me help you', so in a couple of months definitely."

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