It can seem impossible to remain happy and positive about your own body at times. With tabloids, gossip rags, and even the news constantly discussing celebrity weight changes and rumored surgeries, it’s hard to get away from the subject. The fact that society negatively judges people considered to be not only idols but sex symbols based on their looks could make anyone feel down about their own bodies. More and more, celebrities, especially famous women, are coming out about their own struggles with body image and sharing the body positive. Here are ten quotes from female celebs to inspire you on your journey towards body positivity and self acceptance.
1) On dealing with gossip:
I’ve learned that if you’re too skinny, they’ll say something about it. If you’re not skinny enough, they’ll say something about it. I just try to feel good in my own skin as much as I can.
– Jennifer Love Hewitt
2) On putting things into perspective:
Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world. And get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!
– America Ferrera
3) On being happy:
I don’t really care what I look like that much, and I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn’t really try to conform to any kind of stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy.
– Rebel Wilson
4) On the difference between fit and unhealthy:
I’m never going to starve myself for a part … I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.’ That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong – not thin and underfed.
– Jennifer Lawrence
5) On being you and loving how you look:
Whether I put on weight or take it off, someone’s got something to say, so what I’ve figured is this: As long as I’m healthy and happy, cool. I’m just me – take it or leave it. And personally, I think I’m looking good!
– Kelly Clarkson
6) On letting go of guilt:
You’re a human being, you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.
– Emma Stone
7) On photo editing:
Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.
– Cindy Crawford
8) On dropping the self-criticism:
Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some system. Even when someone gets looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like, ‘I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.’ Where does it end? You just have to say, ‘It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m okay with it. I’ve got other things to think about.’
– Melissa McCarthy
9) On sharing body positive vibes with other women:
I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it’s important to embrace it and get down! The female body is something that’s so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not dis other women for being proud of theirs.
– Christina Aguilera
10) On not just ignoring hate, but laughing at it:
To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK
– Gabourey Sidibe
Spread the body love!