15 Celebs Who Posted Selfies With a Powerful Body-Positive Message

Kayla Boyd | Aug 1, 2017 Celebrities

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Most people, especially women, struggle enough as it is when it comes to loving and appreciating our bodies. So imagine how difficult it would be if millions of strangers always had something to say about the way you look. 

As much as we may envy the lifestyle of our favorite celebrities, one thing we probably wouldn't want is the constant scrutiny they face about their appearance. However, some of them are able to fire back at the haters and societal pressures by showing us how much they love their bodies, despite what people may think or say. 

When someone we look up to posts a beautiful photo of herself owning her body, it can have a trickle-down effect and help the rest of us appreciate our features as well. 

Here are 15 celebrities who delivered fearless messages of body positivity. 

  • Chrissy Metz

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    Metz wrote alongside this pic on Instagram: "Remember that time folks got rowdy because I wore a dress? The outpouring of love and support from all of you lovely people has not gone unnoticed. I hope that in some small way an unconventional body wearing an unconventional material opened up discussion, hearts and minds. I truly had no idea it would make anyone feel uncomfortable, I just wanted to try something different. All I'm saying, is do YOU, Boo! Wear what you want, love you love and treat people the way you want to be treated."

  • Tess Holliday

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    "Y'all out here thinking I'm done, that you can fuck with me, but you can't," Tess wrote on Instagram. "I'm not going anywhere #effyourbeautystandards."

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  • Aly Raisman

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    Raisman captioned her Insta post: "Shoutout to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being 'too strong.' Thanks for forcing me to learn to love myself and my body. My muscular arms that were considered weird and gross when I was younger have made me one of the best gymnasts on the planet. Don't ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn't look. There is no such thing as a perfect body type. I love being a part of the #PerfectNever campaign. #GirlPower #Supperteachother

  • Kesha

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    "No thigh gap here. Just a shit ton of balls," Kesha wrote.

  • Demi Lovato

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    "Learn to lurrrrrvveee yerrrrr currrrrvveees," Lovato's post read. "I actually used to hate them ... But then a special someone helped me learn how to love them ... And he sure loves them .... #squats #COOLFORTHESUMMER"

  • Danielle Brooks

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    "Love every pound! #voiceofthecurves," Brooks posted.

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  • Lady Gaga

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    "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too," Gaga told her Insta followers. "No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions. thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga"

  • Pink

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    Pink took to Instagram to write: "Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? By 'regular standards' that makes me obese. I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!"

  • Hilary Duff

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    "Hey #moms #westillgotit #loveyourbod," Duff shared.

  • Iskra Lawrence

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    Model Iskra Lawrence told her followers on Insta: "First off our bodies are allowed to fluctuate, it's natural, and also no one else has the right to tell you what to do with your body. That's why it's called yours ..."

  • Ashley Graham

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    Graham's caption read: "A little cellulite never hurt nobody.. Stop judging yourself, embrace the things that society has called 'ugly.' #lovetheskinyourein #beautybeyondsize."

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  • Chrissy Teigen

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    Teigen wrote alongside this pic: "Hello new thighs! You appeared out of nowhere but I am not mad at it!"

  • Jennifer Lopez

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    Lopez hashtagged this post with: "#loveyourselffirst #feelingempowered #healthybodyhealthymind."

  • Lena Dunham

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    "It's only important to me that people know as they're busy tweeting bullshit about me I'm most often dressed in a latex suit and crystal crown working from home on imagining new worlds #blessedbitch," Dunham wrote.

  • Selena Gomez

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    Proclaimed Gomez: "I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove."

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