From those calling out body shaming in the media to the ones with true self confidence (and a glorious side of DNGAF*) meet the women who are changing the way we view ourselves.
Celebrities calling for body positivity and loving ourselves the way we are isn’t a new thing but what is new is the straight up honesty from so many female celebs. Maybe it’s the freedom of using their social media platforms to talk directly to fans but there are a whole lot of kick ass women who aren’t staying quiet anymore. Here are just some of our faves.
English actress Jameela Jamil has had enough of celebrities, advertisers and media putting pressure on women to look a certain way. She’s mad as hell and she’s not going to take it any more!
For anyone who says I’m exaggerating about how insane our attitude to women in media is. This magazine only just came out. “HEFTY and HEARTBROKEN” are you kidding me? Does the shaming culture never take a day off? This should be illegal. It’s damaging to our mental health. pic.twitter.com/LS3yCAUfXn— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) July 27, 2018
She refuses to allow airbrushing on any press photographs or shoots she's in, set up the body-affirming I_Weigh Instagram account to celebrate body positivity and has zero time for body shaming in media.
Former Gogglebox star and I’m A Celebrity... winner, Scarlett Moffat took to Twitter back in the summer to show just how upsetting media comments on her appearance are. Her tweets came after a recent tabloidy magazine cover (which Jameela tweeted about actually). She also had bit of a “wardrobe malfunction” (her bra was showing) while a guest on Love Island spin off After Sun – and the knives were out.
I’m honestly ashamed of some people on here. Hard to pretend I’m ok and be a good role model to others about how it’s ok to just you when the comments from grown adults on here have resulted in me crying my eyes out! I hope you’re very proud of yourselves— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) July 29, 2018
Scarlett, who’s still just 27, was bluntly honest about how much the insults hurt and called on people to be more mindful of people’s feelings and "think before they tweet". But she still found the time to encourage others who are having a bad time.
Feel like I need to speak out for others!! This is not fair this needs to stop!! Please to the people out there who aren’t loving themselves right now please don’t let other people stop you from doing what you love. Real beauty shines from within ❤️— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) July 29, 2018
One of our true faves, Chrissy has been a champion of DNGAF for ages – watching her deal with judgy trolls and commentators online is a thing of joy.
She’s as real as it gets, is Chrissy, sharing tales of drunkenness, mad jealousy episodes, her husband John Legend’s annoying traits, and the realities of being a mum of two small kids. She had no problem flaunting her mum bod (and why should she?) after having her second baby in the summer.
mom bod alert! pic.twitter.com/Qi0BZvLmhV— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 31, 2018
There are no fake ‘even us supermodel types have bad days too’ selfies full of filters and barely a blemish here – Chrissy is unflinchingly honest and we love her for it. Yes, she may return to model, toned perfection one day but she’ll always be one of us.
Instagram is crazy. I think it’s awesome people have killer bodies and are proud to show them off (I really do!!) but I know how hard it can be to forget what (for lack of a better word) regular ol’ bodies look like when everyone looks bonkers amazing— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 31, 2018
You can always rely on Irish girl Louise O'Reilly to champion confidence and body positivity – she lives it herself. With straight up style advice for the curvier girl she makes us feel we can wear anything.
Not a swimsuit I would have usually gone for with a cut out middle centre😂😂! However this was incredibly comfy on- the floral print is sold out but I noticed River Island have brought the same cut out again in a fab polka dot print so I thought I’d share the fit. Part of me was worried I would flash half of Malta by accident but it was really secure and didn’t budge.. thank god 😂👏.. also on the website it looked quite high cut around the leg area but I actually found it to be fine 🤗❤️ wearing size 18 here #swimsuitfinds #curvyfashion #fblogger #swimwear
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