“I am 13 pounds overweight and it has been awful for me my whole life,” Lena Dunham defined as Hannah Horvath in a scene of her HBO collection Girls. Dunham’s position was primarily based closely on her private life and experiences, however the real-life Dunham could have been upset in her character’s weight-shaming opinion.
As a author, actor, and producer, Dunham recognized herself as “body tolerant,” and fretting about being “overweight” isn’t a part of her private agenda.
Lena Dunham thought she needed to be physique optimistic
As a visitor on Refinery29 co-founder Christene Barberich’s podcast UnStyled, Dunham defined how her perspective and position as a feminine within the leisure business had shifted through the years.
“It used to be [that] I thought my job was to be an important voice for women in Hollywood,” Dunham defined, persevering with: “an important voice for body positivity, an important voice for this [and that] in the world … now I’m like, ‘that’s all great.’ But really, I just want to be a solid, strong connected friend, a good daughter, a loving sibling, and a writer.”
Lena Dunham now not considers herself’ physique optimistic’
As somebody who has endometriosis, a dysfunction the place the tissue that often traces the uterus grows outdoors the uterus, Dunham stated she usually resents her physique for the way it makes her really feel. She took to Instagram in black lingerie to clarify her stance of being “body tolerant” as a substitute of “body positive:”
Ya know whenever you’re house alone and also you understand you’d be happier in a scorching lil’ onesie than your ketchup & cat meals stained pajamas? And it’s not a few boy or a photograph shoot or a weight reduction before-and-after, it’s only for the sensation of glee you get from dressing your one and solely corporeal kind in pleasing materials, the distinctive pleasure of admiring the twists and turns of the physique that loves the heck out of you even whenever you don’t like it. I’ve by no means referred to as myself “body positive” as a result of my relationship with my curves and scars isn’t overtly political— it’s wildly private. And it isn’t all the time optimistic. I take monumental consolation within the physique positivity motion, however I consider myself as one thing extra like “body tolerant.” With a continual illness (or three), it’s not possible to not resent your physique generally. But we’re now not in an on-and-off poisonous romance. We are additionally not monogamous. I drift towards her and away from her, attempting onerous to keep in mind that, regardless of how I combat it, she is me. I’m her. We solely have one another, so we gotta stick collectively. And generally meaning a bit lace to remind her I care. To different individuals residing with #endometriosis, I’ve realized extra from you than I may even clarify.
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Despite feeling like she had to be outwardly physique optimistic for her followers and different ladies within the business, Dunham is embracing her very private relationship along with her physique and inspiring others to do the identical.
Lena Dunham’s dependancy to anti-anxiety remedy
Dunham has struggled along with her well being up to now, each bodily and mentally. The actor turned to anti-anxiety remedy early in life and rapidly turned reliant upon it. For three years, Dunham was hooked on Klonopin, utilizing the anti-anxiety drugs to assist her cope along with her previous sexual traumas, fibromyalgia, and hysterectomy, which induced her to really feel like she was in a life-long panic assault.
She not too long ago celebrated two years of sobriety.
Throughout her profession, Dunham has remained an inspiration for a lot of ladies to be gracious, variety, and tolerant of their our bodies.
How to get assist: In the U.S., contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helpline at 1-800-662-4357.