Lena Dunham is never afraid to make a point, and she did just that recently, this time using her own photos.
According to HuffPost, the actor and “Girls” showrunner took to Instagram to post two side-by-side photos that illustrated how her body has changed in the past few years. In the caption, HuffPost says she used the space to discuss how each difference in her body came with a difference in her mindset — and vice versa.
“On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work. Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy,” she wrote. “On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits”
Showing that being thinner doesn’t always mean that someone is happier (or healthier), HuffPost says Dunham ended her post by admitting that sometimes she looks at the ‘before’ picture “longingly,” even as an “OG body positivity warrior.” But then she “sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees.”
Ending on the words, “As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in,” encouraging all of us to “lean in” to who we are and accept ourselves as we are.
It’s no secret that Sofia Vergara is both a funny and talented actor, but in the August issue of Women’s Health magazine, the Modern Family star is also spilling some sage words on body positivity and body love.
Featured on the cover of the magazine’s “Nude Issue,” HuffPost that Vergara finds her place on the glossy’s front to mark a shift in the media industry.
“Here’s a woman, 45, being able to show her body,” she said. “It’s not like before, when it was just young girls who would make the cover of a magazine.”
For Women’s Health editor-in-chief Amy Keller Laird, the entire issue — including Vergara’s cover — is meant to be inspiring and thought-provoking, according to HuffPost, encouraging women to simultaneously feel comfortable in their own skin and to consider nakedness in the abstract.
Vergara told Women’s Health that for her, this means being kinder to herself and accepting change.
“I’m 45,” she said, according to HuffPost. “Even if you want to, at this time in your life, you can’t be perfect. It’s not that you hate it, or that you’re upset about it, but it is our reality…We’re changing. I see it happening to me. I want to look my age, but I want to look great. I think if you are obsessed with this ‘I want to look younger’ thing, you’re going to go crazy.”
Wise words to keep in mind.
Athleticwear by Fabletics is getting a philanthropic twist, thanks to Demi Lovato.
According to Billboard, Lovato is teaming up with the Kate Hudson-owned sportswear line to produce a collection of clothing that will benefits the United Nation’s Girl Up initiative. Specifically benefiting SchoolCycle, Billboard says proceeds from the line will help “give girls bicycles, spare parts and maintenance training to provide a quick and safe mode of transport to school.”
Set to launch mid-May, Billboard reports that the Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection will have “an array of leggings and tops, followed up by a full performance line of tops, jackets, exercise bras and leggings which are set to release in August online and in-stores nationwide.”
Lovato said in a statement that the collaboration not only allows her to work with a brand that shares the same values she holds dear, it also gives her a chance to support girls around the world through fashion.
“Being involved in the creative design process while being able to have a daily impact on young girls’ lives around the world is so rewarding to me, making this initiative very dear to my heart.”