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If there’s one thing that 2017 has shown, it’s that this year is going to be one of positivity. And it appears that the media industry is no different—starting with Glamour‘s aim at body positivity. The magazine released the cover of its February 2017 issue featuring Lena Dunham and (gasp) her unretouched cellulite. That’s right, the Girls actress posed alongside co-stars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke donning brightly colored clothes and flaunting her thighs as they “do the damn thing.” Side note: It was glorious.
As a champion for female empowerment and body positivity, Lena’s un-Photoshopped look sends a message against the body-shaming she encounters on a daily basis.
“Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter—my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful,” she wrote in a separate Instagram post.
After the holiday indulgences and “New Year, new me” resolutions, we can’t think of better timing to be reminded of wholeheartedly embracing our bodies, flaws and all.