Celebrity women have it rough. Whether they are shamed for putting on a few pounds or called out for being too thin, maintaining a healthy and positive mindset about their personal body image can be tough. Here are 25 body positive quotes by our favorite celebrity divas that remind you that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Preach it sister. After a long struggle, Drew Barrymore is finally loving and accepting her body for what it is. The 40-year-old exudes confidence and even admitted to InStyle that she doesn’t own a two piece swimsuit anymore. You go girl! Becoming a mother to daughters really put things in perspective for her. She realized that it’s not worth putting so much energy into being someone everybody else wants you to be. Don’t let anybody’s hateful words make you question your love for yourself.
This lady knows how to keep it real, especially when it comes to body-shaming trolls. The 27-year-old academy award nominee has dealt with a fair share of criticism about her weight and appearance, often being accused of being too skinny. But rather than letting the negativity get to her, she chooses to rise above it—proving to be a great inspiration for young women all over the world.
The Academy award-winner is not shy when it comes to voicing her opinion. She demands that Hollywood embraces a “normal” body type. And time and time again, she’s called out the entertainment industry for having an extremely misconstrued conception of what a woman should and should not look like. Thanks for always leveling the playing field J-Law.
She may be the best tennis player in the world, but Serena Williams keeps it real when it comes to the struggle of accepting her body. Last year, the Grand Slam queen told The Huffington Post that she grew up comparing her body to her sister’s. She also struggled with the fact that most female athletes were thin, and well, she was “thicker”. But by having a more positive state of mind, Williams has become a huge inspiration for women who aren’t the expected size 2 or 4. “You can be down in life, but you can overcome things based on the way you think and how you set your frame of mind,” she said.
Preach it, Tina Fey! That’s one way to call out society for their ridiculous physical standards for women
Karl Lagerfeld might have called her “a little fat”, but Adele doesn’t have time worry about something as petty as her looks. The ten time Grammy award-winner is a constant reminder that women should learn to be comfortable with their body image and not waste their emotions on people who are quick to judge others simply based on appearance.
First she was cursed for being overweight, then she lost her spot on Mike and Molly because of her astounding weight loss. Despite her difficult struggle with her body image, Melissa McCarthy has chosen to rise above what the tabloids have to say about her and has learned how to set her priorities straight.
She might be envied by millions of women for her looks and successful career, but like many of her co-stars, Emma Watson too has worked hard to overcome her insecurities. In an interview with Glamour UK, the Harry Potter alum talked about how she’s reasoned with herself and realized she wants to focus more on the person she is rather than worry about the inadequacies of her body. It’s something we should all strive to do.