“My parents both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful,” Dunham explained. “But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known – and still know- that my body wasn’t fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body.“
She continued, “This could very easily be taken out of context, and I think it’s funny now, but I remember looking in the mirror as a kid and it would be like for an hour at a time, and I’d be like, ‘I’m just so beautiful. Everybody is so lucky that they get to look like me.’ And of course that changes as you get older, but I may have held on to that little-kid feeling that was me alone in my bathroom.”
She also calls out the fashion industry and their slow acceptance of various body types:
“I do think it takes fashion magazines a minute to be comfortable with variations of any kind. Adele is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but every time I see her on the cover, it’s like a crop of her face and it’s just so boring at this point. It’s such a boring conversation.”
Isn’t that just great? We love your positivity, Lena!