Welcome back to Good in the ‘Wood Wednesdays, where we share good news happening in Hollywood and beyond.
For this week’s #HollyGOOD news: We’re talking body positivity in Hollywood including stars who aren’t afraid to let their “imperfections” sparkle and shine!
Khloe Kardashian posted this pic to Instagram with the caption: “I love my stripes 🦓”
We’ve seen the trend of celebrating stretch marks all over Hollywood and we are here for it.
Celeb model Ashley Graham recently revisited her famous glitter stretch marks photo honoring others who have posted their unedited photos on Instagram.
In her caption, Ashley said, “It’s not always easy to love every inch of your body. I’ve learned it’s a daily practice, not just a finish line.”
Ashley continued thanking her fans by saying:
“Seeing all your beauty and confidence in these inspires me more than you’ll ever know and looking at them is one of my favorite parts of Instagram! ❤ I’m just so grateful for this community. We are stronger together! 💪”
Ashley has never let her stretch marks keep her from being successful in the traditionally critical fashion industry––just look at her beautifully gracing the cover of WSJ Magazine.
The model originally posted her stretch marks photo to Instagram in August 2019, with @glitterstretchmarks sharing the glitter edit just 2 days later. Sara Shakeel, the artist behind @glitterstretchmarks, posts her photo edits as a way to “heal through art.” Sara has also posted glitter photo edits of celebs like Winnie Harlow, Demi Lovato, and more.
Celeb model Winnie Harlow, who has the skin condition vitiligo:
Celeb singer Demi Lovato, who has been vocal about her eating disorder recovery:
Demi Lovato originally posted these photos on her Instagram in December 2020 saying, “I’m so grateful that I can honestly say for the first time in my life – my dietitian looked at me and said ‘This is what eating disorder recovery looks like.’ In honor of my gratitude for the place I’m in today, this was a lil shoot I did by myself in quarantine this summer when I wanted to celebrate my stretch marks instead of being ashamed of them.”
Demi continued, “I started wearing actual glitter paint on my stretch marks to celebrate my body and all of its features (whether society views them as good OR bad) My stretch marks aren’t going away so might as well throw a lil glitter on em’ amiright? 😝✨”
Demi reminds her fans that “YOU CAN DO IT. I BELIEVE IN YOU.” and “you’re WORTH THE MIRACLE OF RECOVERY”
Let’s not forget that Demi Lovato released her single I Love Me in 2020 with lyrics including:
“Oh, why do I compare myself to everyone?
And I always got my finger on the self-destruct
I wonder when I love me is enough”
See the full lyrics of I Love Me on Genius.
Speaking of music, Megan Thee Stallion’s popular song Body has become an anthem for all to celebrate their figures. Her music video has women of all shapes and sizes dancing–– even 40-year-old celeb Christina Aguilera participated in the #bodyodychallenge on TikTok.
Other celebrities who have been public about body positivity include:
While it’s great to see mainstream celebs flaunting their so-called flaws, the body positivity movement is not new––plus-sized women, and especially Black women, have been pushing for inclusivity in fashion, body acceptance, and body positivity for years. Celebrity influencers have been a pivotal part of the body positivity movement, especially on Instagram. Influencers like @bodyposipanda, @laurenleavellfitness, @thebirdspapaya, and @stephanieyeboah help us all feel more accepting of the skin we’re in, even if we don’t always feel positive about it.
We’re so grateful that major celebs are willing to be more vulnerable about their insecurities to encourage all of us to be a bit more accepting of ourselves, just as we are. That’s the Hollywood we like to see!
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