— Women We Heart

America Ferrera "thanks" her body in this powerful Instagram post about turning 33

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We could all stand to give our bodies a little more love. Now that she’s turning 33, America Ferrera embraces her body with a powerful message that we found so inspiring. If you haven’t noticed lately, the Superstore and Ugly Betty actress has been pretty much killing it lately. During last year’s election, America spoke out and encouraged young women to get involved. And she has also completed not one but two triathlons since last year, which is pretty awesome. So we’re not surprised at all that America wants to celebrate her body. And we want to celebrate for her.

America Ferrera celebrated her 33rd birthday with such a body-positive message.

“At 33, I finally understand that my body is a miracle! After too many years of criticizing, punishing, depriving, or neglecting my body for what it isn’t, I’m attempting to love it unapologetically as it is! Thank you body for 33 years of standing with me even when I wasn’t on your side.”

Now THAT is a sentiment we can get behind. And clearly, America’s body is doing great things for her, because she looks fabulous.

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America’s post continued, “I promise from here on out to stand by you and face down all the criticism and bullshit distractions (inner & outer), so that we can move beyond beautiful and get to the business of living!”
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