“I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self-criticism,” Demi Lovato captured this picture. (Photo: Instagram)
In an interview with Pop Sugar, Mindy Kaling said “I never need to be skinny. I don’t want to be skinny. I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement . . . but I don’t beat myself up over it.”(Photo: WENN)
The “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz said “So many people feel as if they’re defined by a number, whether it’s their salary, whether it’s the number on the scale. And we’re so much more than that.” (Photo: Instagram)
Gina Rodriguez posted an Instagram with the caption, “Throwback to reminding myself that curves are beautiful. That a leading lady doesn’t have to look one way… Celebrate the body God gave you ladies, it’s the only one you got!” (Photo: Instagram)
“Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your fame? I don’t think so,” wrote funny girl Amy Schumer under an Instagram post. (Photo: Instagram)
Kristen Bell said of the time she saw a paparazzi picture of herself in a magazine: “Who cares if there are lumps on my thighs? I’m guilty of having human legs made up of fat, muscle and skin, and sometimes when you sit, they get bumpy!” (Photo: Instagram)
“Someone once told me my thighs were ‘cellulite city’. But I now realize these thighs tell a story of victory and courage. I will not let others dictate what they think my body should look like for their own comfort, and neither should you,” wrote Ashley Graham in an Instagram post. (Photo: Instagram)
“I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too,” Lady Gaga wrote on Instagram after her performance in the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. (Photo: Instagram)
“I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me,” said Kim Kardashian in an open letter on her personal website. (Photo: Instagram)
“Everyone has a butt now and curves and a little waist and that’s not me. I’m jealous of those bodies and I want that, but I also feel like I really want to be cool with my body because of people like you guys,” Chrissy Teigen wrote on Instagram. (Photo: Instagram)
“Love your stretch marks Danie. They are the roadmap of your strength,” Danielle Brooks wrote to her 15-year-old self in a letter posted in Refinery29. (Photo: Instagram)
“I need to remember the date today!! Never would I have ever thought I would be in the media for being “too skinny”. What on earth?!?!… First I’m too fat and now I’m too skinny. I love this game!!” Khloé Kardashian tweeted after being criticized for her weight. (Photo: Instagram)
“I’ve just never cared what people think,” Kelly Clarkson told Heat magazine. “It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good. That’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family – I don’t seek out any other acceptance.” (Photo: Instagram)
“Thanks for forcing me to learn to love myself and my body, my muscular arms that were considered weird and gross when I was younger have made me one of the best gymnasts on the planet. Don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t look,” wrote Alexandra Raisman. (Photo: Instagram)
Just as 2018 started, Demi Lovato took to Instagram to share a picture of herself posing on a beach in a swimsuit and wearing a radiant smile, along with a powerful message to all of her followers.
“I’m insecure about my legs in this picture,” she explained in her caption, “but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self-criticism.”
Demi’s post not only got thousands of likes and comments of love and support, but it also reminded us of many other celebrities who are fighting to bring down Hollywood’s absurd beauty standards and empowering other women to learn their body—big, small, tall, short… whatever it is!
If you, like us, want to join Demi in her New Year’s resolution to embrace your curves and leave behind self-criticism in 2017, check out our photo gallery above to see what A-listers like Ashely Graham, Khloé Kardashian, and many more have to say about body positivity.