Dear Jennifer Lawrence: You Go Girl

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you.

See Jennifer, you said something I really appreciate. When you were interviewed in Elle, you said you didn’t want to lose weight when you were prepping for Katniss, your character in The Hunger Games. “I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.’” You understand the power of a character like Katniss, and how she’ll impact girls. And I’m one of those girls. I see images of underweight women everyday; I don’t aspire to have their bodies, but I can see why we girls can be confused. And you make being comfortable with your body something natural and awesome. You get that you can love yourself just the way you are. And for a girl my age, that’s an important message. I love how you use your voice to show girls that look up to you that you don’t need to be super skinny to matter.

I would also like to thank you because you are not afraid to be yourself. You are awkward in public, and everyone on tumblr wants you to join because you are one of us. You’re funny. You get excited when you meet actors. You are a great actress. Your performance in Silver Linings Playbook was amazing (I mean duh, you won the Oscar)! And also, The Hunger Games. My point is, you give girls hope that we can be ourselves and that makes you an amazing role model for girls my age to look up to. Thank you, Jennifer.