“When I did the ‘Mad Men’ (music video in 2010), I was graduating from college — you’re college-weight. And so when we filmed the pilot for ‘Girls’ and even into that first season, I looked like someone I hadn’t looked like for four years. But that’s still the way it was set in people’s minds, so they’re like, ‘Oh, my God, you’ve lost weight.’ And I’m like, ‘This is just the way my body is very naturally.’ It’s a little bit stressful to know that there are a lot of people walking around who think I’m constantly just shaking and depriving myself.”
When I wrote it, the words flew out of my mouth—I had the lyrics down in about 45 minutes. I hope the song helps girls love themselves more, because they’re adorable. Women too. We should all have a big banner, or maybe a neon sign, in our bedrooms: Every inch of you is perfect.
On how she was the thicker one among her friends:
I grew up on Nantucket, in Massachusetts, and played football in school. My crowd was all the skinny, beautiful, popular girls and I was their, like, thicker friend. This one dude I was in love with told me in seventh grade, ‘You’d be so much hotter if you were 10 pounds lighter.’ It crushed me.
Swimsuits for All is promoting body diversity – check out their latest campaign that features 3 professional models of different sizes: Jada Sezer, Robyn Lawley and Shareefa J and blogger Gabi Fresh, all rocking a wide range of beachwear from the brand’s latest collection.
Check out the video and more shots after the jump!