Fitness Instructer Bullied for Wearing Tight Dress Starts Empowering Kindness Movement

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Source: Instagram/Liz Krueger

Source: Instagram/Liz Krueger

When fitness instructor Liz Krueger wore a tight mini dress to a friend’s wedding reception, she didn’t expect a group of women to declare her a “target” and bully her the entire night, but that’s exactly what happened. Now, instead of letting the negativity define the moment, Krueger is starting something positive.

Krueger detailed her experience on an Instagram post that has since gone viral.

“If only I knew that choosing this dress for a wedding on a 90 degree day meant so many women would be outrightly (sic) rude to me,” she wrote.

Krueger goes on to say that one woman slapped her on her backside as a dare because she became a “target.” Krueger told Us Weekly that when she turned around she saw a whole bunch of women cackling at her, but it didn’t end there.

“Someone spilled a beer down my arm and there was no apology given,” the 31-year-old told Us. “Not sure if it was intentional, but it was done. The looks and stares continued after that, and I felt so unwelcome and embarrassed.”

Krueger mentions that she didn’t wear the dress to the church ceremony and says the affair was casual as some people wore jeans and t-shirts.

“It wasn’t like I was attending a black tie affair in this dress,” she said.

So, instead of taking this experience negatively and lashing out, Krueger decided to make something inspiring out of it. She created #KruegerKindness, a movement that encourages women to be kind to each other no matter what.

“I’m going to actively make it a priority to do good things for other women, every single day from here on out,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

“Anything as simple as a complimenting a women daily (sic), buying them a coffee/lunch, taking the time to speak to someone who’s in a hard place, volunteering with girls who have been bullied, getting to know women deeper than surface level and making a point myself to not judge a book by its cover on a daily basis,” she wrote.

The response to her campaign has been pivotal, with women everywhere showing their support.

One user wrote: “Love this – and the classy way you handled this situation! I’m in.”

As for the dress, Us reports that Krueger would wear it again to another reception.

Krueger also writes that she’s currently planning events for #KruegerKindness, in hopes to spread kindness everywhere.

I want to say a big ole THANK YOU to everyone who's sent me kind words of encouragement, support, and just some good ole love over the past 2 weeks💞 Never did I think after sharing an Instagram post or talking to a local radio station about an experience that happened to me and MY body, that it would go viral. Never did I think I would have to put on my "armor" and get ready to fight back with kindness to thousands of people around the world who have hateful things to say about me, and to try to eliminate the hate with kind acts. Words hurt. Actions hurt. Even when they're done by people you don't know. It's even more evident to me now, than it ever was, that we need more kindness in this world. Not just by me, but by everyone. My last name happens to fit well with Kindness, so I am not self promoting, I am taking action myself and asking others to join me! So again, thank you so much to all of you who know my heart, and those of you who don't, but yet still stand by me. I was bullied when I was younger due to early acne. I would come home crying to my mom a lot. I've struggled with body issues since 8th grade. I've been in toxic relationships where my self worth diminished. But I'm now here at age 31 confident and strong, and I won't stand down or be silent because people I don't know tell me that my feelings aren't valid. We all have struggles, I'm not the only one. This movement is for ME, it's for every woman. It's a movement for women by women. Please stay tuned as I'm planning events for #KruegerKindness and will post them if you're interested in joining. Have a beautiful and kind day 💞🌷

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