Lena Dunham Is 162 Pounds at 5’3”

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On her weight gain after undergoing a hysterectomy and the way people react to her body at different weights: 

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. 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. Even this OG body positivity warrior sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees. As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in.

… says Lena on Instagram.


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Ashley Graham Brings Today’s Quotes

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On the time when she wanted to give up modeling:

I wasn’t taking care of myself, I had gained a lot of weight, and I had agents telling me that I wasn’t going to make it because I was getting too big. My mom said, “You are not moving back to Nebraska, because your body is going to change someone’s life.”

On her mantra:

“I am bold. I am brilliant. I am beautiful. I am worthy of all. I love you.” You don’t believe it right away. But as you say it over and over and over, the woman in the mirror becomes an energetic light who can empower others.

… says Ashley.

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Gigi Hadid: “I know I come from privilege”

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On coming from a privileged background:

“I know I come from privilege, so when I started there was this big guilt of privilege, obviously. I’ve always had this big work ethic, because my parents came from nothing and I worked hard to honour them… There are so many girls who come [from] all over the world and work their arses off and send money home to their families like my mother did, and I wanted to stand next to them backstage and for them to look at me and respect me and to know that it’s never about me trying to overshadow or take their place. So when I started out I wanted to prove myself so badly that sometimes I would overwork myself…You know that people say I shouldn’t be on the runway? I’ve got a lot better at dealing with that and wanting to better myself. That’s my motivation.”

… says Gigi in Vogue.


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Alicia Silverstone: “It’s no accident that everyone says that I still look like I did in Clueless”

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On how her vegan lifestyle makes her look 20 years younger:

Do I think I really know what works? Yeah. It’s no accident that everyone says to me all the time that I still look like I did in Clueless. I see the difference if I eat a certain way for a day, so I choose to make more than one meal be that great meal. After only two weeks of being vegan, people were beginning to ask, “What is going on with you? You look amazing! I was still eating lots of white pasta, french fries, and all sorts of sludgy things (in fact, I still do sometimes). All I’d given up was meat and dairy, and yet I began to look better in just two weeks!

… says 41 Alicia in Redbook.

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Emily Ratajkowski: “All women are put into stereotypical boxes really quickly”

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On being smart:

“No matter what we look like, all women are put into stereotypical boxes really quickly. I’ve definitely experienced that. I mean, most profiles written about me are like, ‘We’re so surprised she’s smart!’ On one hand, I get that it’s natural instinct to have an idea about someone, but also, f–k you.”

On being “bold & beautiful”:

“I don’t think I’ve ever been known to play by the rules. I’m not afraid to speak my mind, but with that being said, I do hope that what I put out there is positive. When a woman is comfortable with her sexuality and doesn’t need validation from men, she kind of makes a lot of things irrelevant that people really care about, and it pisses people off.” But accepting her body, says Ratajkowski, “makes me feel powerful. If people are that scared, then there must be something to be scared of.”

On her critics:

“I think it’s really bad for women, this competition and ‘judginess’. It’s something I deal with every day when I get dressed, like are you being objectified or are you being empowered? And I truly believe that no matter who looks at me and thinks, ‘Oh God, she’s wearing a tank top and look at her boobs, how sad that she’s a victim of the patriarchy,’ I’m thinking, ‘Well, f–k you, I feel great. And I like what I’m wearing, and I like how I look. That’s more important than your idea about that.’”

On the women she defends:

“I was like, ‘This is funny that these are the people that I end up fighting for.’ But I kind of feel like they’re the most important people, too. Like, don’t differentiate, don’t change your politics because you don’t think a person with a sex tape deserves protection or you discount somebody because of their sexual history. I think Kim Kardashian is actually an incredible feminist. I channel her when I’m having a bad day. I’m like, ‘Here’s someone who really doesn’t give a sh-t what anyone thinks.’ I would like to be that person who is above it all, and she is that way.”

… says Emily in Elle.

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