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15 Body-Positive Celebrity Quotes That Taught Us Self-Love in 2016

Serena Williams

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"I want people to be proud of who they are. Too many times young women are told that they're not good enough or they don't look good enough, or they shouldn't do this, or they shouldn't look like that. Really there's no one who should judge that except for you."

November 21, 2016

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Iskra Lawrence

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"When we think about our bodies, we often think about the way they look, as opposed to what they accomplish for us every day. It's easy to forget how powerful our bodies actually are. All it takes is a shift in mentality to appreciate everything your body (and mind!) does for you and to change the way you view yourself."

October 18, 2016

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Ashley Graham

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"We can't create change until we recognize and check our own actions. If you see another woman taking a selfie or a photo in her bathing suit, encourage her because she actually feels beautiful, don't give her the side eye because you think she's feeling herself too hard. Why waste time and energy spewing negativity? Let's worry about our own bodies."

August 2, 2016

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Amy Schumer

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"Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can't hear them because we are getting shit done."

- December 5, 2016

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Aly Raisman

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"Shoutout to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being "too strong". Thanks for forcing me to learn to love myself and my body. My muscular arms that were considered weird and gross when I was younger have made me one of the best gymnasts on the planet. Don't ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn't look. There is no such thing as a perfect body type."

- November 14, 2016

Demi Lovato

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"My body isn't perfect, I'm not my fittest but this is me!! And I <3 it."

- April 26, 2016

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Khloé Kardashian

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"I love my shape because I've earned every curve. I work hard in the gym to get it. But I also loved my shape before, when I was even curvier."

- April 8, 2016

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Heidi Klum

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"I love my shape because it's mine. At the end of the day, it's not what anyone else thinks about my body but how I feel about myself. I'm working it and owning it!"

- November 11, 2016

Anne Hathaway

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"There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise.)"

- August 9, 2016

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Kim Kardashian West

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"We all have our hang-ups and things we might want to change, but my curves make me who I am. So I embrace my body and the changes I've gone through. If anything, those changes remind me of what I'm able to create with my body: two little angels that I love beyond words."

- August 8, 2016

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Lea Michele

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"I've been skinnier and I've been a little bit bigger, and I'm never hard on myself one way or the other. The fact that I'm active, eating well, and taking care of myself is all that matters—not a number."

- October 12, 2016

Kristen Bell

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"When I look down, even now, at the extra skin on my belly, it's a reminder that I've done something spectacular. It's a reminder that I'm a superhero. And I'm proud of it."

July 13, 2016

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Danielle Brooks

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"You only get one body. That's it. So you gotta love it."

- October 13, 2016

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Ronda Rousey

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"When we worry about perfection, our bigger goals are sacrificed. We can't look up, work hard, and kick ass... I guess what I'm trying to tell you is that you don't need to be perfect to be valid. Your flaws — your unsuccessful attempts at greatness or even mediocrity — are real. They make you better. And that's beautiful because it's never perfect."

- July 12, 2016

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Jennifer Aniston

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"We are so overly critical of ourselves — with the obsession with perfection, trying to reach a goal that's unrealistic. We should take care of what we have and not take it for granted, because it's our one body. All bodies are beautiful; let's face it."

April 7, 2016

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