Lena Dunham just addressed body shaming in a powerful post


Lena Dunham has fought the battle with body shamers since she first arrived in the spotlight thanks to the huge success of her HBO series Girls.

The controversial writer and actress has always spoken out against the wave of body hate, and has done it again in her latest Instagram post. 

Taking to the social media site, the 30-year-old has once again written a poignant statement against shame, opening up about her health and body struggles.


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"I feel I've made it pretty clear over the years that I don't give even the tiniest of shits what anyone else feels about my body," she said, captioning an Instagram post.  

"I've gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14. I've done sex scenes days after surgery, mottled with scars. I've accepted that my body is an ever changing organism, not a fixed entity- what goes up must come down and vice versa."

"I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I'm proud of what this body has seen and done and represented. Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie. Just like all of YOU."


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"Right now I'm struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise."

"So my weight loss isn't a triumph and it also isn't some sign I've finally given in to the voices of trolls. Because my body belongs to ME–at every phase, in every iteration, and whatever I'm doing with it, I'm not handing in my feminist card to anyone."

"I refuse to celebrate these bullshit before-and-after pictures, " she continued.


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"Don't we have infinitely more pressing news to attend to? So much love to all my web friends who demand that life be more than a daily weigh in, who know their merit has nothing to do with their size, who fight to be seen and heard and accepted."

Preach girl, preach.