Listen To Women Talk Honestly About Loving Their Bodies

"Sorry to be a bitch, but I’m not going to apologize for my size."

In the second episode of BuzzFeed's Women Of The Hour podcast, Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, Aidy Bryant and other amazing ladies share their thoughts on an intimate subject: Their own bodies.

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Aidy Bryant

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Saturday Night Live actress Aidy Bryant calls herself "a full-blown size bitch." “Which basically, to me, means: Sorry to be a bitch, but I’m not going to apologize for my size. I’m not wrong for having the body that I do. I still deserve to dress cool, to feel as glamorous or as 'Hollywood cool' as anyone else,” she says.

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Mindie Lind

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Musician Mindie Lind says: "Identity wise, I’ve sort of experienced disability, or crip life, as opportunity. As: This world wasn’t made for me, so I get to adapt to it. And that is a creative act every single day.”

June Squibb

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Nebraska actress June Squibb says, “When you’re young and go through, say, an acne problem—where you’re not sure of your looks—that colors how you feel, even when you get older. Every time I get makeup put on by a makeup woman or man, they always say ‘Oh my god your skin’s so wonderful!’ And I just keep going, oh my god remember the trouble I had when I was a teenager?”

Emma Stone

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Actress Emma Stone says, “I have struggled with Acne for the last 10 years, so my whole thing is having skin issues, and I always get down about my skin when it’s bad… and I feel like everyone can see what I’m feeling through my crazy breakouts. So I’m in a similar struggle about feeling confident with my skin just as it is.”

Janet Mock

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In her interview on Women Of The Hour, activist and author Janet Mock says, "I think about my best friend Wendy who I grew up with… She was another trans girl I met in the seventh grade. We were both 12 years old. She clocked me and was like, 'I know you’re trans, why are you pretending that you’re not a girl? Let’s just go ahead and do this.' And we were sewing up hip pads from shoulder pads out of thrift stores, and figuring out what identity was for us, and what girlhood and womanhood was for us.”

Meredith Talusan

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BuzzFeed reporter Meredith Talusan says, "There was this Abba song called "Thank you for the music." And there's this line in it where it says, 'I've been so lucky, I was the girl with golden hair,' and I remember as a kid being like, oh I have golden hair. And that was one of the very early times when I clearly remember identifying with a woman. Like I remember how the female singers in the band were blonde, and I was blonde."

Rachel Fleit

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Talking about her alopecia, filmmaker and writer Rachel Fleit says: "I feel like I came out. I identify 100% with the coming out experience. They were like, I'm gay, and I was like, I'm bald. And I took off my wig and for the first time I was told by my best friend Andrew, 'you're beautiful and don't ever wear that wig.' No one had ever said that to me."

Emily Ratajkowski

Lola Pellegrino

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Lola Pellegrino, a gynecological nurse practitioner, chose her career because of body-related experiences. "You know how blind people see the world as by touch or by hearing? I do everything with my vagina," she says. "Everything has happened down there."

Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham—writer, director and host of Women Of The Hour—says, "I can make jokes about my body, show her off at her least glamorous. And you know why? Because it’s my body. I know her. I love her. It’s a real ‘nobody talks shit about my mother except me’ situation.”

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