12 Celebrity Women Proudly Expressing Their Love for Their Bodies and Advocating for Body Positivity
The body-positivity movement has gained widespread popularity and is extending its influence globally. Prominent advocates openly express their perspectives and regularly post affirmations to remind followers that we are all perfect just the way we are. These uplifting messages can serve as powerful motivation to let go of today’s appearance concerns and embrace self-love.
The creator of Girls acknowledges her complex relationship with her body but embraces it as part of the journey. Ultimately, she reminds herself to practice self-love, “I’ve never called myself ‘body positive,’ because my relationship with my curves and scars isn’t overtly political — it’s wildly personal. And it isn’t always positive. I take enormous comfort in the body positivity movement, but I think of myself as something more like ‘body tolerant.’”
1. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham spoke about how she wants to help to change the way women think about themselves. In an interview, she talked about how she had been denied jobs for being both too big and too small. She didn’t want to conform to other people’s wants.
She said, “This is my body. I’m happy in it. And nobody—nobody—has control over my body but me.” You can read more about Ashley’s journey here.
Demi has been in the industry since childhood and has been very candid about mental health and body image struggles. In an interview, Demi spoke about how they used to chase perfection and came to the realization that it doesn’t exist. Now they will just focus on the things that are important to them.
Rihanna spoke about how her body fluctuates in an interview with Vogue. She expressed that she accepts all bodies and that she isn’t built like a Victoria’s Secret model but still feels confident and beautiful in her lingerie.
In a post, the pop star shared how she felt and showed her body love. She wrote about how she tried to be a skinny pop star, like the ones she saw growing up, and how that didn’t feel natural to her. She noted that she does her best and follows the rhythm of her body.
Mindy Kaling spoke about her fitness routine in an interview. Fitness and exercise have always been a part of her life, but she felt reluctant to talk about it since she’s not stick-thin. She said, “If you’re going to be talking about someone who’s healthy and fit, you have to be a hard body with, like, a six-pack.” She expressed that that wasn’t how it worked and has learned to embrace her body.
In a letter to her mom via Reddit, she shared her feelings toward her body and how proud of it she was. Especially when she received hurtful comments about her physique. She wrote, “I was born with this badass body and proud of it.”
Williams decided to retire from tennis and spend more time with her daughter, which you can read about here.
Anne shared an Instagram post about her pregnancy body. She wrote, “There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It’s all love.”
Along with the caption, she posted a pair of jeans she had turned into shorts to fit her changing body.
Selena has always been honest about her tougher moments. She has spoken about how she embraces body shape, which you can read about here.
In the image she posted above, she shared how initially she wanted to cover and hide her scar from when she had her kidney transplant. But now she feels confident and is proud of what she’s been through.
Hilary made a social media post where she is wearing a bathing suit and enjoying a vacation with her son. In the caption, she shared how magazines love to share “celeb flaws.” And she declared, “Well I have them!”
She went on to write that her body is healthy and has given her her son, the greatest gift of her life. And she also said that ladies should be proud of what they’ve got.
Lizzo has spoken about the body positivity movement before. When speaking about some of the more racy pictures she shares on social media, she said, “I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalizing the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. I think it’s beautiful.”
Jennifer Garner openly discusses body positivity, offering valuable advice. For example, she shares that she experimented with Botox but ultimately didn’t find it to her liking. “I don’t want a frozen face,” said the actress, adding that we must be cautious when it comes to injecting anything into our faces.
Despite celebrities actively supporting body positivity and the world being more tolerant than ever, plus-size individuals still face hate. This woman shared a story highlighting such an incident.