As we endlessly scroll through unrealistic body standards and Photoshopped fitness influencers, it can be really easy to get down on yourself and judge your own body. But instead of doing this, we should be empowering each other and celebrating all the differences between our bodies, not judging them. Fortunately, a handful of body-positive celebrities are here to reassure us that we’re beautiful just the way we are.
1. Selena Gomez
After a difficult kidney transplant, Selena Gomez made her first public appearance on a yacht, wearing an orange bikini. She looks absolutely gorgeous, but still, fans felt the need to comment on how she appeared to gain weight. Her response was inspiring, and discussed the “beauty myth,” aka an obsession with a perfection that doesn’t exist, and leads to self-hatred.
This pop star created an entire lingerie line about accepting different body sizes, and for that we will always Stan her. Rihanna launched her line Savage x Fenty to celebrate women of all shapes – their sizes for from XS to 3XL, and cup sizes range from a 32A to 40DDD! Her NYFW show was the epitome of inclusiveness, with many diverse models (including pregnant ones) showcasing her massive range of looks.
3. Kate Winslet
Ever since The Titanic, Kate Winslet has been our curvy role model. Even when it wasn’t the popular opinion, Winslet was body positive and always bravely spoke out about how important it is for women to love their natural shape. She didn’t grow up around body positive role models, so she decided to become one herself.
4. Serena Williams
We know a couple of strong girls who are afraid of looking too masculine or manly. But as women, our strength is our beauty, and Serena Williams embodies that sentiment! She believes that what your body is capable of is what makes it so beautiful. Strength is power is beauty – accept the whole woman for what she is!