You might know James Corden best for taking over The Late Late Show on CBS or starring alongside Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep in Into the Woods. However, before that, the actor and comedian might have been off your radar. Admittedly, I didn't know who he was, until I heard he would replace Craig Ferguson. Let me tell you, I am more than thrilled that I've become acquainted with this man, especially after reading James Corden's words on body positivity in a letter he wrote for Glamour.com.
Corden wrote an open letter to anyone willing to listen and hopes all of us will take to heart what he has to say. Take it from me, you definitely should take time out of your busy day to do just that. If you ever wanted to feel inspired and hopeful about the future look to Corden and his letter. The open letter is a compilation of "bits and pieces of wisdom" and as he said,
A lot of advice got thrown my way when I became a husband and then a father to a baby girl just five months ago; some of it was shockingly good and even helpful. So for anyone else I can help out there, here's some of the best stuff I've learned about love, confidence, and generally being a decent person in the world.
Well, one out of the many pieces of wisdom Corden offers up is about body positivity — something we need more of in this world. Corden beautifully wrote,
Respect your body. It is what it is, so embrace it. Love every scar, ripple, and imperfection, and you won't need others to do it for you.
If you didn't already feel this way, then I hope Corden's words of wisdom will help change your mind. I know it's easier said than done to feel wonderful about yourself, but if we had more individuals, like Corden, empowering others to love themselves — flaws and all — well, I think we'd have a happier, healthier, and kinder world.
I recommend reading Corden's letter in its entirety, where he also talks about one-night stands, staying away from men who take selfies, avoiding criticism, and to never stop believing in yourself. Now, excuse me, while I go read his powerful words. Again.
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