Lena Dunham – Thinness does not mean healthiness
Lena Dunham after seeing the negative comments made on her wedding photos wrote some words on Instagram concerning those comments.
She got weeded to Luis Felber a musician. The pictures of the wedding event was shared on Instagram, they got congratulatory messages and nice comments on the picture but some people body shamed the bride for being too fat!.
Dunham gave a response to the trolls through her Instagram page. She shared a picture of herself smiling, letting us know about her health life, she further let us know the reason she uses social media and talked about positive things happening in her life.
“One narrative I take issue with, largely because it’s a story I don’t want other women, other people, to get lodged in their heads is that I should somehow be ashamed because my body has changed since I was last on television…it’s ironic to have my body compared to a body that was also the subject of public scorn- an echo chamber of body shaming.” Lena said.
She continued, “When will we learn to stop equating thinness with health/happiness? Of course weight loss can be the result of positive change in habits, but guess what? So can weight gain. The pics I’m being compared to are from when I was in active addiction with undiagnosed illness. In the 4 years since I’ve gotten sober and begun my life as someone who aspires toward health and not just achievement. These changes have allowed me to be the kind of sister/friend/daughter that I want to be and yes- meet my husband (who, by the way, doesn’t recognize me in those old photos because he sees how dimmed my light was.) I say this for any other person whose appearance has been changed with time, illness or circumstance-it’s okay to live in your present body without treating it as transitional. I am, and I’m really enjoying it. Love you all.”
Lily Collins, commented on Lena’s write up by saying, “This is just so beautifully said. And I thank you for putting it out there. Sending so much love and so many hugs to you both. From one newlywed to another.”
Most of the Girls creator’s peers also left positive comments on her same Instagram post.
Lena Dunham’s husband, Luis Felber, posted simply, “My wife”.