Body positivity, body confidence, self-love, body-acceptance – we hear these phrases all the time, but incorporating these things into our lifestyle is a lot harder than it seems. Our bodies are special and they can do a lot of amazing things, so instead of constantly putting ourselves down, we need to learn to love our bodies. These celebrities have all been through the struggle of learning to love themselves and they’ve recently opened up about how they’ve overcome their issues.
Lovato has always been open about her mental health and that’s part of the reason why we love her. At the Teen Vogue summit, the “Confident” singer said, “We hear the term body positivity all the time. To be honest, I don’t always feel positive about my body. Sometimes I do not like what I see. I don’t sit there and dwell on it. I also don’t lie to myself…All I have to say is ‘I’m healthy.’ In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I’m healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything.”
The Superstore star has vowed to make her New Year’s resolution to be body positive. During an interview with US Weekly Ash said, “I just made a choice. My New Year’s resolution this year was to not speak negatively about my body to myself or to anyone else. It’s really been a mindset that’s been really positive for me, and I think that as women, especially, we’re very hard on ourselves. Trying to change that narrative and focusing on the things that you like is a really powerful tool.”
Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has been very open about her health conditions and subsequent struggles. Recently, she took to Instagram to share how she deals with being insecure about her body following health procedures, “To my fellow #invisibleillness warriors. It’s ok to be insecure about your body. Just remember to check in with yourself at least once a day and say thank you. Our bodies have endured unfathomable feats that our minds barely have time to comprehend what has actually happened.”