As the body positivity movement continues to grow in force, discussions surrounding the topic within the fashion and entertainment industries have grown with it. And multiple celebrities have spoken on body image, both before and during the current manifestation of this powerful movement. From Jennifer Lawrence to Rihanna, some celebs have been encouraging us to love our bodies more than ever before, just as they are.
But sometimes it feels like we're only seeing the same few faces when it comes time to showcase celebrities who are advocates of body positivity. Yes, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Rihanna, and Lena Dunham have all said outstanding things on female body image. But other celebrities deserve recognition for their remarkable words as well. I mean, the body positivity movement should not be limiting — that's the whole point! It's a movement willing to accept as many participants as possible, and these participants' statements should be shared to empower other women and men to speak on body positivity, too.
That being said, there are just certain celebs who don't necessarily come to mind when you think "body positivity movement." Yet they have spoken exceptional words on body image and woman to woman empowerment. Here are nine body positive quotes from the people you'd least expect:
1. Kim Kardashian
While a lot of people throw around the words "flawless" or "perfect" when talking about Kim Kardashian, she has said that no one — including herself — is flawless in every way. And that is perfectly fine. "I have cellulite. So what! I’ve never claimed to be perfect. It’s crazy anyone should assume that just because you’re in the spotlight, you’re flawless," she said to British Cosmopolitan. What better time than summer to learn to love our cellulite, too?
2. Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o always speaks beautiful, inspiring words geared at women of color, especially, but this body pos quote is quite outstanding as well. "Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don't want to thrive on people's opinions of me," said the Academy Award winning actress to Marie Claire.
3. Cindy Crawford
Former supermodel Cindy Crawford is here to tell you that she, just like most of us, did not "wake up like this." "Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford," she told Redbook. This supermodel knows that there is no such thing as "perfection," reminding us all to love our bods just as they are.
4. Jennifer Love Hewitt
When actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is not being a Ghost Whisperer, you can find her speaking on numerous topics of importance, including body image. “I’ve learned that if you’re too skinny, they’ll say something about it. If you’re not skinny enough, they’ll say something about it. I just try to feel good in my own skin as much as I can," she told Women's Running Magazine. Hewitt believes that feeling good in your own skin is important and I vouch for this statement.
"Glamorous" singer Fergie has a few words on women gaining weight. "I have learned more and more to enjoy my body when I have a few extra pounds on, just being more voluptuous. I say, focus on the body part that you feel most comfortable about," Fergie spoke on size acceptance.
6. Christina Aguilera
While Aguilera has always spoken out on "What a Girl Wants," she has also touched on woman to woman empowerment in terms of body image. "The female body is something that's so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not diss other women for being proud of theirs," said Aguilera. I completely agree with you, Xtina!
7. Alicia Keys
Besides being a fan of Keys' beautiful vocals, I am a fan of her powerful quote on the female body. "Females are the most beautiful gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are," said the Grammy Award-winning singer to Popsugar. So true, girl!
8. Meryl Streep
If you're like me, you probably don't think of Meryl Streep (or Miranda for all of the Devil Wears Prada fanatics out there) when you think about body positivity. But you should. Streep has some advice for the younger generation of women that we should all take on board. "Young women, don't worry so much about your weight. What makes you different or weird, that's your strength," she told Elle. Great words!
9. Isla Fisher
The Great Gatsby star Isla Fisher has shared her deep love for her stomach. "Even though it will never be flat again, my stomach is still my favorite because it reminds me of my greatest achievement, my babies," Fisher told Fitness Magazine. Fisher is spreading encouraging body positivity to all of the mothers in the world and it is forever appreciated.
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