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Adding her voice to the #MeToo campaign, actress and writer, Ilana Glazer, last night revealed that she has fired men over their misconduct in the workplace.

The Broad City co-creator took to Instagram last night to outline her experience of harassment, and asserted that she has been subject to it since her school days.

Ilana, 30, told her fans and followers that she is no stranger to the behaviour which acted as a catalyse for the #MeToo campaign, writing: "I've been sexually harassed countless times; in middle school, in high school – by more teachers than students."

"At work, as a waitress," she continued. "At work, as a showrunner. Same, same, same – I was a woman in both places."

"I was sexually harassed by a creepyass doctor just last year and filed a complaint with NYC."

 

#metoo – big queenly thanks to @tracelysette & @violadavis posting this so i felt brave enough to!

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Ilana revealed that she chose to dismiss two individuals, who she felt behaved inappropriately on set, writing: "I've fired a couple dudes – one background actor and one sound guy."

Reflecting on these instances, she told fans: "I was asked 'Are you sure?: Hm, okay yeah lemme think a sec – YEAH I'M F*CKING SURE."

Acknowledging that being able dismiss those responsible is an anomaly in Hollywood, Ilana wrote: "Cuz getting sexually harassed seems to be a constant, but having the opportunity to do something about it is rare."

The post, which has amassed more than 100,000 likes so far, has struck a chord with Instagram users.

Paying tribute to Ilana's decisive nature, one follower wrote: "I applaud women who are in a position to help protect other women and DO."

"If you have power, you MUST help those who do not from abuse. And know that, when you do, you make a difference that is unquantifiable. Thank you for standing up for us!"

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Let's be honest, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner give a whole new meaning to the term 'work-wives'.

The two actresses, who star alongside each other in Game of Thrones, are questioned as regularly about their friendship as they are their characters' arc, so it's no real surprise that Instagram has been only dying to see how Maisie would celebrate Sophie's recent engagement to Joe Jonas.

And she didn't disappoint.

Paying tribute to her BFF yesterday, Maisie uploaded a photo of Sophie's engagement ring, and with a nod to the future told Sophie it was just one of the many big moments they'll share together.

"Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend on her engagement,"  she began in a post which has racked up almost one million likes so far.

"This is just one of MANY life milestones we'll share. Love you both," she added.

The 20-year-old actress has been inundated with messages from her fans, who can't get enough of the bond she shares with the actress who plays Sansa Stark.

"You are so adorable, best friendship ever," wrote one while another added: "Their friendship gives me life!"

But the greatest comment came from someone who is on the exact same page as us here at SHEmazing HQ and asked: "You gonna walk her down the aisle?" 

Maisie, it's over to you.

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'Me too' – They're just two simple words, but they currently carry a tremendous amount of weight on social media.

Used to highlight the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in contemporary society, the hashtag has swept Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the last 36 hours, and there's no denying the magnitude of the campaign.

Taking to Instagram earlier today, Ugly Betty star, America Ferrera, contributed to the conversation, and provided her fans and followers with a harrowing account as to why the hashtag affects her.

 

33 so sassy

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"First time I remember being sexually assaulted I was 9-years-old, " she wrote in a post which has amassed more than 36,000 likes so far.

Recalling the anxiety she felt at the time,  the 33-year-old actress continued: "I told no one and lived with the shame and guilt thinking all along that I, a nine-year-old child, was somehow responsible for the actions of a grown man."

 

#metoo

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The actress, who joins a number of other stars coming forward with their own stories of assault, remembers the horror of having to regularly face the individual who violated her.

“I had to see this man on a daily basis for years to come,” she continued. “He would smile at me and wave, and I would hurry past him, my blood running cold, my guts carrying the burden of what only he and I knew – that he expected me to shut my mouth and smile back.”

America pushed for her followers' support of the hashtag, writing: "Ladies, let’s break the silence to the next generation of girls won’t have to live with this bulls**t.”


The actress has been inundated with messages of support from the public, with many offering their own experiences alongside the hashtag.

 "I wish that I knew that it wasn’t normal at a younger age. It sucks to keep all that bottled inside. As a child you blame yourself not knowing that the adult is the one who is in control," wrote one follower.

Actress, Alyssa Milano, created the #MeToo platform for victims to come forward in a show of solidarity.
 

Cara Delivinge is the latest star to come forward in the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Earlier today, the model-tuned-actress took to Instagram to releases a lengthy statement detailing a experience she had with the famed producer in which he invited her back to his hotel room and asked her to kiss another woman.

“When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe,” she explained.

Adding: “He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances.”

The initial meeting has been in relation to a role in an upcoming film, and even though Cara ended up with the part, she admitted she felt guilt about it ever since.

“I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened.”

“Since then I felt awful that I did that movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part.”

Cara also revealed details of an uncomfortable phone conversation she had Harvey when she was just finding her feet in the world of acting, during which he referenced her sexuality and told her she'd never “make it as an actress.”

“When I first started to work as an actress, I was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media,” she said.

“It was a very odd and uncomfortable call…. I answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood.”

The star finished off by reminding victims of sexual abuse to that they are never to blame for the actions of others, and encouraged women to talk about their experiences.

You can read Cara's full statement below:

 

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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Last month, fans of the Kardashian family were sent into a tailspin when rumours began circulating that not one, not two, but three of the world-famous sisters were pregnant.

And while Kim has confirmed that she is, indeed, set to welcome a third child with husband Kanye, Khloé and Kylie have refused to confirm their own reported pregnancies.

However, it seems like Khloé may be growing tired of the speculation if a post on Instagram is anything to go by.

Taking to the site in recent days, the 33-year reality star and businesswoman showcased a piece from her Good American line, and it wasn't long before social media users began discussing whether Khloé's pose was an attempt to conceal a baby bump.

"I see her bump. I really believe she is pregnant and don't nobody deserve a baby more than her after all she has been through," wrote one.

"Hurry up and make a new show of you and baby and Tristan!!! Congrats again," added another.

Feeling compelled to address the comments, Khloé chose to dismiss the reports, explaining that the 'bump' her fans are apparently seeing is little more than the design of the skirt.

"This is a peplum skirt, " Khloe wrote beneath the post which has been liked more than a million times in three days.

"It flairs out at the bottom. It's just the way the skirt is designed. In some of the next pictures coming up from the SAME shoot. Showing a lot of skin…"

Seriously though guys, what bump?

If ever you needed further proof that some days not even Chrissy Teigen wakes up looking like Chrissy Teigen, then look no further.

Highlighting the prep that goes into the star's pre-event prep, Chrissy's make-up artist, Emma Osborne, uploaded a timelapse video of the process.

And, ladies, it's no mean feat.

Before emerging as the red carpet-ready queen we all know and love, a bare-faced and utterly beautiful Chrissy can be seen laughing and chatting as the two experts get to grips with her hair and makeup.

Spolier: You will be seeing a topless John Legend, and for that we thank you, Emma.

 

 

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Much-loved stylist and TV star, Gok Wan, took to Instagram yesterday evening to share this thoughts on the 'lads' who felt it necessary to verbally abuse him while passing him in the airport.

In a succinct but poignant message to the men, Gok wrote: "Lads at the airport. When I walk past you and you mutter 'Queer Faggot', I hear you."

"I don't turn around and answer you because you are stupid," he continued. "I don't throw anything at you because I would be embarrassed. I don't even look at you because you are not worth my face."

 

Dickheads!

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Taking the high road, Gok wished them well, before making reference to their upcoming trip with a reminder that they too may fall victim to verbal abuse at some point.

"I sincerely hope you don't get any abuse whilst you're away. Maybe for just looking a little different, maybe for not being a local… maybe for just being you."

And the clincher?

Gok finished the message with a sassy 'Bon Voyage D*ckheads."

The TV personality's page has been flooded with message of support since the upload, with one fan writing: "You're awesome and they're obviously bitter and insecure."

Another added: "Idiots! If they were to spread the love like you do, think of the joy they would bring instead of hatred."

Well said.

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Let's be honest; the world of social media can be a cruel, cruel place.

From cyber bullying to the rise of online trolls, social media platforms play host to a barrage of negative commentary on a daily basis.

Eager to combat this, Instagram's co-founder and CEO, Kevin Systrom, has announced that the company has created tools which the public can use to avoid encountering negativity on their accounts.

"Today, we’re announcing new tools and programs to keep Instagram a safe and positive place for self-expression."

"Since the beginning, we’ve tried to make Instagram a welcoming place for everyone. Our community has grown to 800 million, with 500 million using it every day. It’s more important than ever to strengthen our commitment to safety and kindness," read the organisation's official blog.

According to the the CEO, the platform will be introducing a tool which allows users to block comments from certain people.

Previously, users had the ability to turn off all comments, but the new function allows you to filter comments, and block certain people from having a say on your posts.

"Over time, we’ve launched a number of tools to help you manage the comments experience, and today we’re introducing more," the blog continued.

"Starting today, if your account is public, you’ll see a new way to choose who can comment on your posts — from everyone to just groups of people, like people you follow or your followers.".

"Also, whether your account is public or private, you’ll be able to block other accounts from commenting on your posts. In June, we launched a filter to block certain offensive comments in English, today we are expanding this filter to Arabic, French, German and Portuguese."

" The filter will improve over time, enabling the community’s experience of sharing to improve as well."

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Nowadays you're as likely to see a group of young women deadlifting serious weights on the gym floor as you would a group of young men, but there's no denying that that hasn't always been the case.

As recently as a decade ago, phrases like 'size zero trend' were commonplace among the press and public as society focussed its attention on the waif-life appearance of high-profile individuals.

Thankfully, the passing of time has seen a change in both the perception and approach to health and wellbeing.

One quick scroll through any social media feed will throw up countless hashtags including #GirlsWhoLift, #StrongNotSkinny and #GirlsWithMuscle – labels which all highlight the popularity of weightlifting among the female population.

And yet despite the focus on fitness, strength and health among many Instagrammers, there exists a narrative that suggests women should not dedicate themselves to a routine based on weightlifting.

And Kelsey Wells isn't having it.

The fitness blogger, who boasts more than 847,000 followers, took to Instagram this week to tackle the negative dialogue which surrounds women who weightlift.

Sharing a photo of herself in three different aspects of her life, the mother-of-one encouraged other female weightlifters to ignore the criticism. 

 

Comments along the lines of "you're looking manly" or "careful you don't want to be bulky" or "weightlifting isn't feminine" never cease to amaze me I choose not to respond to negativity, but I do have something to say about this and I want to say it loud and clear. NOT in response to those who have left negative messages and comments, but instead to ALL MY FELLOW WOMEN who have ever received a similar comment or been told they need to do/be something different to be beautiful or feminine. THE ONLY THING A WOMAN NEEDS TO DO TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND FEMININE IS TO BE HERSELF. We empower ourselves when we are living our truth and doing what we are PASSIONATE about with our WHOLE HEARTS. I was always a girly girl growing up and I love getting dressed up on occasion. What has surprised me though is finding I feel most beautiful when I'm gross and sweaty in the gym when I'm pushing myself in my training, and even more so as I'm wrestling on the floor with my son or any time I'm looking into that little face and teaching him about his world. . There is 100% beauty and femininity in lifting weights. Just as there is in dancing. There is beauty in MOTHERHOOD. There is beauty in marriage. There is beauty in being a homemaker. There is beauty in being single. There is beauty in pursuing a career. There is beauty in education, in learning both inside and outside of school. There is beauty in public speaking. There is beauty in private, sincere conversation. There is beauty in writing and cooking and cleaning and singing and playing sports and playing instruments and anything and everything else you might enjoy, because simply there is SO MUCH BEAUTY in YOU, you just need to choose to see it. And it has nothing to do with what you look like. So free yourself of the opinions of others and the beauty standards of society. Pay attention to the moments in life you FEEL beautiful. What are you doing? DO MORE OF THAT kelseywells.com/app

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"Comments along the lines of "you're looking manly" or "careful you don't want to be bulky" or "weightlifting isn't feminine" never cease to amaze me," she began in the post which has been liked more than 24,000 times.

"I choose not to respond to negativity, but I do have something to say about this and I want to say it loud and clear. NOT in response to those who have left negative messages and comments, but instead to ALL MY FELLOW WOMEN who have ever received a similar comment or been told they need to do/be something different to be beautiful or feminine."

"THE ONLY THING A WOMAN NEEDS TO DO TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND FEMININE IS TO BE HERSELF. We empower ourselves when we are living our truth and doing what we are PASSIONATE about with our WHOLE HEARTS."

"I was always a girly girl growing up and I love getting dressed up on occasion. What has surprised me though is finding I feel most beautiful when I'm gross and sweaty in the gym when I'm pushing myself in my training, and even more so as I'm wrestling on the floor with my son or any time I'm looking into that little face and teaching him about his world."

"There is 100% beauty and femininity in lifting weights. Just as there is in dancing. There is beauty in MOTHERHOOD. There is beauty in marriage. There is beauty in being a homemaker. There is beauty in being single. There is beauty in pursuing a career. There is beauty in education, in learning both inside and outside of school. There is beauty in public speaking," Kelsey argued.

"There is beauty in private, sincere conversation. There is beauty in writing and cooking and cleaning and singing and playing sports and playing instruments and anything and everything else you might enjoy, because simply there is SO MUCH BEAUTY in YOU, you just need to choose to see it. And it has nothing to do with what you look like."

 

Day to day along my journey it seemed nothing was different, yet looking back at myself three years later I realize EVERYTHING has changed. Not through drastic breakthroughs, but rather small consistent efforts and a lot of hard work. Yes, physically I am stronger. But the reason I have stuck with it through the years and will never stop is because fitness has helped me FEEL strong. Learning how to nourish my body and consistently exercise and train efficiently has completely changed my body composition. In the same vein, learning how to work hard and push through challenges and embrace self-belief has completely changed my mentality and self-perception. Caring for myself physically empowers me mentally and emotionally. I do what I do, because above all else, I want YOU to know that YOU can empower yourself through fitness too.www.kelseywells.com/app . #transformationtuesday #transformation #beforeandafter #fitnessmotivation #fitnesstransformation #fitmoms #fitspo #fitspiration #sweat #workout #girlswithmuscle #healthyliving #fitmums #fitchick #fitlife #strongwoman #selflove

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Finishing her post with a nod to the future of her followers, Kelsey wrote: "So free yourself of the opinions of others and the beauty standards of society. Pay attention to the moments in life you FEEL beautiful. What are you doing? DO MORE OF THAT."

Unsurprisingly, Kelsey's followers have been quick to share their enthusiasm for her post, with one writing: "I feel so motivated how you talk and express feelings for real women."

"I follow you because your strength is a beauty that I hope to have someday! And not just your physical strength but your mental strength as well. LIFT ON SISTA!" added another.

We're with them on that.

Thanks to the rise of social media and a certain Kardashian clan, female beauty standards have changed somewhat over the past few years.

We've said bye-bye to thigh gaps and hello to voluptuous curves – and while many may see this as a step in the right direction, others suggest the new 'ideal' has simply changed from one unattainable body type to another.

One girl who believes this to be true is 15-year-old, Juliana Delacruz.

The Texas native recently earned the praise of her social media followers after she posted a picture of her petite figure, along with the caption: “just because I’m not ‘thick’ it doesn’t mean that I’m not able to love my body. #selflove”.

According to The Independent, the Instagram post received over 50,000 likes, though Juliana has since her her account.

In an interview with Yahoo LifeStyle, Juliana revealed how she deals with negativity around body image.

“I overcome this negativity by fighting with positivity. The only reason why I post about it because I want other girls who experience this to know that they’re not alone.”

She also has this advice for anyone who is struggling with self-love:  “Not everyone is going to think we’re beautiful. Everybody has their own opinion and we should try our hardest not to let the opinions bring us down.”

“I know that we all have insecurities and it’s something we can’t change but we’re all so different and unique that we should express ourselves the right way and not let what other people say or think define you.”

Preach!

Cara Delevingne has caused quite the stir with a recent Instagram post, with many fans accusing the star of condoning a “not like other girls” mentality.

On Friday, the model/actress shared a photo of a girl perched on a step surrounded by books, along with the caption “One girl loved reading so much she forgot how to take a selfie.”

The image clearly rubbed some people up the wrong way, as the comment section was immediately flooded with negative feedback from angry users.

Some thought she was suggesting that people who take selfies are somehow less intelligent than people who read often, with one user asking: “Why can't ya be both?”

Following the backlash, Cara revised her caption to say: "Wow! The backlash on this picture is heavy!! I am not trying to say that I am better than anyone. It's a nice reminder to me and to anyone. The power of getting lost in a book."

We can certainly understand where both sides are coming from, as selfies are often wrongly associated with an obsession with vanity and/or a lack of intelligence, and it's a tricky topic to approach without ruffling a few feathers along the way.

When we think of Ireland's top bloggers, we often think of glamorous events, flawless makeup and a penchant for trendy clothes and a bouncy blowdry. 

It's not too often that we see influencers open up about their 'flaws' or issues, but Rosie Connolly, winner of the Most Stylish Influencer award at the SHEmazing Awards, is opening up to her community of followers about her struggle with her skin. 

Rosie shared a new bare-faced photo of herself to tell her followers to embarce themselves and not allow their percieved flaws to take a toll on their confidence. 

 

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'Laying it all on the table… my skin, unfiltered, no makeup, no products. I've suffered from acne since I was about 18 and have gone through every product, every medication and every remedy you can think of.'

'Some worked, most didn't, but right now nothing is healing it. It's painful, inflamed, irritated and is of course taking its toll on my confidence. Why am I posting it here for the world to see?? Well, I'm 27, happily engaged with a gorgeous little boy, amazing friends and family, living a life I love, but I STILL get so hung up on my skin and allow it to get me down, change my mood and batter my self esteem.'

'So I can only imagine how much harder it would of been for me if I was a teen growing up now with acne.'

'So many flawless pictures all over social media lead you to believe that you're the only one who's suffering or "flawed,"' she said. 

 

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'It shocks me to hear how many people have felt so ashamed of their skin problems, young or old.'

'Do I want to show my skin like this….? Hell no! But does it change me as a person… absolutely not. My skin issues do not define me, they do not make me "ugly", they are nothing to be ashamed of and for that reason, I'm sharing with you all.'

'If it helps just ONE person to accept themselves for who they are, "flaws" and all, then it was worth it,' she finished, showing her support for her followers. 

 

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This isn't the forst time Rosie has shared a candid snap of herself sans makeup. 

The blogger previously shared a selfie using the hashtags #EmbraceTourFlaws to encourgae her followers to be comfortable in thier own skin. 

Her posts, which pop up on our Insta feeds among the Facetuned visages of others, are a welcome relief from the perfectionist attitude which grips the social media site. 

'As a result of acne I have been depressed with low self esteem,' reads one comment.

'It's not easy being authentic in a superficial society. Thank you for this post & for helping us sufferers. It truly helps.'

We have to commend the blogger on her honest post that's sure to help so many of her 149,000 followers.