Lena Dunham posts powerful message about acceptance

Lena Dunham is not known for shying away from the camera.

And now the 32-year-old has taken to Instagram to bare everything – in terms of how she has come to a realisation that she is enough just the way she is.

Something we could all do with realising, right?

The write, actor and director has struggled with her weight and body image in the public eye but it seems that she is in a place of contentment now.

Lena posted a black-and-white snap of herself in her underwear lying on a bed and penned a passionate post about self-acceptance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She captioned it, ''I’ve spent a lot of time in this life feeling like too much. Too hungry. Too anxious. Too loud. Too needy. Too sick. Too dramatic. Too honest. Too sexy (jk lol.) I was always sent the message, in insidious ways, that I took up too much room and demanded too much from life and sometimes gave too much to people who didn’t want any at all.''

She then made the point that the way she is will be perfect for someone.

She continued, ''But something has changed, and it started when I realised: I don’t have to be *for* everybody, and that for the right people, my too much is just enough. My too much also means I have room for their too much and we can take turns too muching all over each other.''

She concluded the post with words of wisdom and we are LOVING it. 

She added, ''At 32: I weigh the most I ever have. I love the most I ever have. I read and write and laugh the most I ever have. And I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Not the frail, precarious happiness of “things are going perfectly.” The big, generous, jiggly happiness of “I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of this.” Not too much… Just enough.''

Gwan Lena. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her fans were quick to praise the writer and creator of GIRLS in the comments.

One said, ''True words from a wise, strong, emotionally intelligent woman. Thank you.''

While another wrote, ''Love this message! Thanks for changing society and its thoughts on body image.''

We adore these words of Lena's and think more of us need to be honest like her.

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