Ashley Graham
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19 Celebrity Women Who Encourage Body Positivity

Learning to love your body, flaws and all, isn’t an easy journey to take all alone. 

That’s why we love it when female celebrities use their platform to promote body positivity and self-love. Doing so encourages females of all ages and sizes to do the same!

So, to get majorly inspired, here are 19 celeb women who encourage body positivity. And we love 'em for it!

Lizzo

Lizzo
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Whether on social media or through her music, the singer radiates positive body energy.

"I started talking to my belly this year. Blowing her kisses and showering her with praises," she shared on Instagram. "I used to want to cut my stomach off I hated it so much. But it's literally ME. I am learning to radically love every part of myself."

Rihanna

Rihanna
Giphy | BET Awards

The singer and fashion/beauty mogul has been redefining beauty standards for years. Most recently, she's proven that pregnant women can wear whatever they want when she showed up in lingerie to a Dior show at Paris Fashion Week.

Demi Lovato

The singer has always been a champion for body positivity and self-love. I mean, they wrote a song called, "Love Myself."

In an interview with Zane Lowe, they proclaimed that "I don't chase perfection anymore because I know it doesn't exist."

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Giphy | Interscope Records

The singer's weight has gone up and down over the years due to side effects from her Lupus medication. She was also left with a scar following her kidney transplant. While she initially tried to hide the scar in photos, she's since learned to embrace it and feel proud of what she's gone through.

Anne Hathaway

If you've ever felt insecure about weight gained during pregnancy, The Intern actress is here to remind you that it's okay. "Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love(don't let anyone tell you otherwise," she wrote on Instagram.

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday
Giphy | Nylon

It doesn't get more body positive than the woman who created the hashtag, #EffYourBeautyStandards. "There is no one way to be a woman, or to be beautiful. We all deserve a place," she told People.

Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks
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The Orange Is the New Black alum focuses on gratitude as a way to approach body-love. She inspired others to think this way by writing, "I don't take my body for granted, so thank you body for taking me on an incredible ride this year!" on Instagram.

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha
Giphy | 2020 MTV EMA

The singer has been open about her weight and insecurity struggles in the past, like when several designers refused to dress her for the Grammys. But she's overcome all that by continuing to show her body love, even when it's hard.

Aidy Bryant

Aidybryant
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The comedian may make us laugh on SNL, but her thoughts on body positivity are no laughing matter.

In an interview with The Cut, she shared that focusing on liking herself helped change her attitude to her body.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams
Giphy | S by Serena

The tennis superstar proved that even athletes deal with imperfections when she got real on accepting her post-baby body to The/Thirty.

"I was playing in Wimbledon, and I totally have a stomach. You know? It's no secret. It is what it is. And I'm proud of my tummy. It pokes out a lot more than it used to, but I'm still coming back from having a baby."

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling
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The Never Have I Ever show creator made a splash on the body positivity world when she posted a picture of herself wearing a two-piece bathing suit on Instagram.

“IDK who needs to hear this but… 🗣 WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don’t have to be a size 0," she wrote.

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil
Giphy | The Good Place

In addition to being a body-positive advocate, The Good Place actress has called out celebrities who promote questionable diet products on Instagram. Like the time she called out Khloé Kardashian for selling diet tea.

Pink

Pink and Corey Hart
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Pink is all about accepting her body — flaws and all. In 2020, she tweeted a series of tweets entitled a "note to self" to her followers. "I’ve decided that my talent and my individuality is far more important than my face," she wrote.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff
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When the paparazzi posted a picture of Hilary's cellulite, she reposted the image "on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages" as a way to encourage everyone to embrace their bodies.

"Ladies, lets be proud of what we've got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed," she wrote.

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer
instagram | Amy Schumer

The comedian always keeps it real.

Five weeks after giving birth to her first son, she shared a photo of herself taking a walk with him in just her bra and hospital undies! "5 weeks. Hospital underwear for life!" she wrote.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner's scar
instagram | Kylie Jenner

Although Kylie is no stranger to photoshop, there's one thing that's off-limits: her scar.

She got it when she was a kid and has embraced it ever since. In the past, she's said that she "loves" her scar and has called it a "loyal friend."

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland
instagram | Sarah Hyland

Dealing with endometriosis and kidney dysplasia has affected the Modern Family alum's body. But instead of letting it get her down, she took an opposite approach to #NationalSelfieDay by sharing her swollen face.

Barbie Ferreira

Barbie Ferreira
Giphy | euphoria

There have been many instances of the actress and model embracing her curves. She's once posted a picture of her stretch marks and called them "mi lil stripes."

She also reportedly got into a fight with the creator of Euphoria over him wanting her character to have an eating disorder storyline.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
instagram | Ashley Graham

And finally, we come to the QUEEN of body positivity, Ashley Graham. We can always count on the model to make us feel good about ourselves through her vulnerable selfies and inspiring Instagram messages.

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