Plus-size 26 year-old actress Gabourey Sidibe got a lot of positive reviews and loads of award nominations after her performance in “Precious” – here she is, sharing a bit of body image-related thoughts:
â€œI used to get hurt so badly. Any bit of criticism, I would cry. But at some point I just realized, I count more than anyone else, or anybody’s opinion, because I’m living my life – I’m captain of this ship, without a first mate. And I really, really like who I am. I really, really dig me.â€
â€œThere were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it until Mo’Nique came along,â€ She’s a plus-sized woman who didn’t care about one day being skinny. All my life I’ve been hearing that I’ll never amount to anything until I am skinny. And she disproved everything that everyone has ever told me.â€
What do you think about her words?