Monday, January 16, 2017

Dunham untouched

 An airbrush free Lena Dunham is featured on the cover of Februarys Glamour magazine. The issue is an all female production, with Girls star Dunham and co-starts Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke.

Commenting on Instagram, in recognition of the magazines unusual acceptance of an unedited image on its front page Lena wrote: "Thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere". She went on to say that she felt the image would help the process of “normalizing the female form”. Lena continued: “Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter - my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, colour, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognised as beautiful.”

Reflecting on her teenage years Lena stated that she was often told she was "funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees - I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let's get something straight: I didn't hate what I looked like - I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it."

 

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