Lena Dunham Shuts Down Body Shamers: ‘My Body Is An Ever Changing Organism’

Lena Dunham doesn’t care what you think about her body.

Dunham, 30, is tired of her weight being the topic of conversation. “I feel I’ve made it pretty clear over the years that I don’t give even the tiniest of sh–s what anyone else feels about my body,” she said in an Instagram post.

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“I’ve gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14,” the “Girls” star continued. “I’ve done sex scenes days after surgery, mottled with scars. I’ve accepted that my body is an ever changing organism, not a fixed entity- what goes up must come down and vice versa.”

“I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I’m proud of what this body has seen and done and represented,” she added. “Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie. Just like all of YOU.”

Dunham explained how she is struggling at the moment and that’s okay. “Right now I’m struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise,” she explained. “So my weight loss isn’t a triumph and it also isn’t some sign I’ve finally given in to the voices of trolls. Because my body belongs to ME–at every phase, in every iteration, and whatever I’m doing with it, I’m not handing in my feminist card to anyone.”

The often outspoken actress thanked fellow positive body image celebrities like Ashley Graham, Tracy Anderson and her Lenny Letter cohort Jennifer Konner.

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Thank you for this @Refinery29. I feel I've made it pretty clear over the years that I don't give even the tiniest of shits what anyone else feels about my body. I've gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14. I've done sex scenes days after surgery, mottled with scars. I've accepted that my body is an ever changing organism, not a fixed entity- what goes up must come down and vice versa. I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I'm proud of what this body has seen and done and represented. Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie. Just like all of YOU. Right now I'm struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise. So my weight loss isn't a triumph and it also isn't some sign I've finally given in to the voices of trolls. Because my body belongs to ME–at every phase, in every iteration, and whatever I'm doing with it, I'm not handing in my feminist card to anyone. So thank you to my girl @ashleygraham for writing so gorgeously about this on @lennyletter (link in bio). Thank you to @tracyandersonmethod for teaching me that exercise has the power to counteract my pain and anxiety, and to @jennikonner for being my partner in FUCK IT. I refuse to celebrate these bullshit before-and-after pictures. Don't we have infinitely more pressing news to attend to? So much love to all my web friends who demand that life be more than a daily weigh in, who know their merit has nothing to do with their size, who fight to be seen and heard and accepted. I love you- Lena

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“I refuse to celebrate these bullshit before-and-after pictures,” she finished. “Don’t we have infinitely more pressing news to attend to? So much love to all my web friends who demand that life be more than a daily weigh in, who know their merit has nothing to do with their size, who fight to be seen and heard and accepted.”

“I love you — Lena,” she signed off.

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