Actor, content creator and body acceptance advocate
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Nikki Garza is a Latina actor, content creator and fat liberation activist who has over 911,000 followers on TikTok. As a queer, plus-size creator, Garza strives to be the media representation she didn’t see for herself growing up while working to spread a greater message of body acceptance on social media. Garza uses her platform to rail against toxic yet widespread social ideas about bodies, food and beauty standards. Her vibrant content ranges from fun fashion hauls to videos advocating for loving yourself at any and every size and not placing your entire self-worth on your appearances. As previously told to Beauty Blender, Garza hopes to one day see fat people of all gender expressions and races dominating beauty campaigns.
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