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Lena Dunham Doesn't Care What You Think About Her Body - Read Her Powerful Message to Fans

Lena Dunham Doesn't Care What You Think About Her Body - Read Her Powerful Message to Fans

Lena Dunham has had it with the media talking about her weight.

The 30-year-old Girls actress instead chooses to prioritize her health, viewing her body as a powerful, changing vessel, and urging fans to do the same.

“Thank you for this @Refinery29,” Lena captioned an Instagram screenshot of an article written about her by Refinery29, which you can see here. “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.”

“I’ve gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14,” Lena went on. “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.”

Click inside to read the rest of Lena’s heartfelt message to fans…

“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.”

“So thank you to my girl @ashleygraham for writing so gorgeously about this on @lennyletter (link in bio),” Lena wrote. “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 F–K IT.”

“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.”

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  • agus

    By this kind of “messages” she only confirms that she cares.

  • RP

    Nice to see her being right sometimes. Like this time. Good luck to fight endometriosis that’s a painful and stubborn illness to conquer.

  • Sara

    She forgot to add child molester to her list of identities. I don’t know how people can continue to ignore that she openly admits molesting her little sister. She is a disgusting person.

  • Casey C

    she cares. she cares because she wants to be praised for being ‘brave’ or ‘real’ or some other crap. if she truly didn’t care, she wouldn’t go on about it

  • PB

    No one said a thing about her body. It’s her vile personality and child molesting history that gross people out.