All hail Lena Dunham! Girls creator Dunham talks body shamers and her non-photoshopped look on Glamour’s new cover and we’re so proud of her.
The four stars of Girls, including Dunham, are the cover girls of Glamour’s February 2017 issue and they look so fierce. The cover shot shows the New York City native rocking short shorts and sassy shoes as her legs are fully on display.
“Mega proud to be sharing the cover of this all women-produced issue of @glamourmag with my sisters, interviewed by my wife @jennikonner. Photo by @emmasummerton. Clothing by Marc Jacobs. Sooo don’t give a f**k looks by us. But we DO give a f**k. Such a big one ❤️,” Dunham captioned the cover picture on Instagram.
On Tuesday the 30-year-old star took to Instagram to share another picture from the shoot. This one however had a powerful message about her body, slammed haters and revealed that she didn’t want to be photoshopped and Glamour listened.
“Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was f**king funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees — I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move,” Dunham began her Instagram post.
“I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like — I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it.”
The High Maintenance star then got very real about her journey on screen and how she dealt with all the body shamers over the years.
“When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of ‘isn’t she brave? Isn’t it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?’ Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments,” she explained to her social media fans.
“Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display,” Dunham said.“Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter — my body isn’t fair game.”
“No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful,” she continued. “Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends.”
Preach, Lena, preach!
“Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today ❤️ Love you all,” she concluded.
Wow, we are SO on board with this empowering message. Your body is yours and yours alone, even if you are in the limelight you don’t deserve for others to judge.
Dunham has always been open and honest about her thoughts on just about everything and her words about being positive about your body just makes us love her more.
You go girl!