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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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Dublin city's walls are covered in street art and graffiti, from gorgeous creations á la Joe Caslin's Equality mural, to words and slogans we'd really rather not see scrawled in white paint on our commute home.

One such negative piece of graffiti is drawing attention today, but it's for a pretty lovely reason.

Syrian-Irish Psychology student Tamim Mobayed posted the images to his Twitter account this morning, after seeing them "on a friend's Facebook page," and they've been getting quite a reaction online.

"Love it – lightheartedly illuminating darkness in Dublin," Tamim wrote alongside the before-and-after images, the second of which shows the words "All Muslims are scum" altered to say "All Muslims are sound."

The photos have gotten quite a reaction online, with Dubliners praising the anonymous graffiti-fixer for altering the offensive slogan:

It's not a perfect solution to Ireland's ongoing racism problems of course, but we love the message behind it.

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There it is, the text you thought you would never have to read: ‘it’s over’.

Unable to accept what he’s said, you hope that you might change his mind. As he holds firm, you continue to make excuses for what he’s saying.

Welcome to stage one of your break-up: denial

In this stage you think that that your ex will eventually ‘come around’ and you continue to make excuses for him.

Stage two: anger

You might beat yourself up over it – don’t. It’s not your fault.

Stage three: bargaining

You start looking for ways to make it work again.

Stage four: depression

You lose excitement in the things you once loved.

Stage five: acceptance

You’re feeling free and invincible.

Don’t be stuck in a rut, get out of stage one and explore, remember, the world in your oyster.

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