Lena Dunham recently bared it all on Instagram to make a statement on body image and self-love — literally.
According to InStyle, the Girls creator and star posted a nude photo of herself (save for a few strategically-placed emojis) along with a caption that not only discussed the impetus behind her decision to post the photo, but also the reason why she is choosing to love her body. Referencing the Instagram account @eatingboys, which InStyle reports frequently addresses body image, Dunham wrote:
“Just wanted to share that one of the reasons @eatingboys has inspired me so much is because of the way she mixes her humor and sexuality. I spent so many years loving my body but thinking it wasn’t lovable by others- its sole purpose was to be fodder for jokes.”
Dunham continued her caption says InStyle, sharing that she often made herself the punchline to jokes so no one else could, but now, she recognizes that her body is worth much more than a joke.
“…At age 31, having been through hell and back with my health and other people’s perceptions of my physicality, I feel deeply comfortable with the idea that this pear-shaped pot of honey is equally good for making people laugh and laying out like a Suicide Girl circa 2004. Love it all.”
Thanks, Lena Dunham, for reminding us to “love it all.”