Tune out the haters and own who you are

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Emma Stone from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 recently talked to Seventeen Magazine about body image and the backlash girls and women still get today about their bodies. Emma calls out the shaming of ourselves and other people for things we don’t know the full story on. Whether someone is too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too loud, too quiet, too anything, she says:

“There’s a sense that we’re all ‘too’ something, and we’re all not enough… I hope we can be supportive of each other and try to really have each other’s backs, especially when we don’t know the whole story.”

Emma’s words of wisdom on dealing with haters really hits home:

“Sometimes it’s really easy to shrug it off and other times, things have pinched more. I think most of us are like that, right? Someone lobs a snide remark your way, and sometimes you can laugh about it, while other times you can actually feel the sting. I’m actively working hard on learning to appreciate yourself no matter what. If what someone else says can easily derail you, it means your sense of self isn’t that firmly established in the first place. It’s an inside job. You’re beautiful and worthy and totally unique. People insult each other based on their own insecurities—even though it may feel personal, it really never is. Really. Seriously.”

See a slideshow of pictures and excerpts from Emma Stone’s interview here.


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