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celebrate: Emma Thompson fights against body shaming

So in 2008, Miramax asked actress Haley Atwell to lose weight for a movie she was doing with Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited. Thompson would have none of it. Atwell narrates:

“I went round to Emma’s one night and she was getting very angry that I wasn’t eating all the food she was giving me. I told her why and she hit the roof.”

Thompson called Miramax and threatened to resign from the film if the weight-loss requirement was not removed for Atwell.

Miramax had no choice but to concede to Thompson.

Reminds you that sometimes what we all need — in any industry — is a big sister who can take a stand for us.


Information from here, and here, and here.

celebrate! Bianca Gonzales responds to body shaming

So it begins with a photo of Bianca’s baby girl Lucia, posted on instagram. Now if social media is a magnified version of ourselves, the comments sections are like a display of our collective (in)ability at discourse.

It also reveals what is deemed important by minds already molded by notions that white is better, no thanks to the beauty industry.

That’s what you call a take down.

Sometimes it’s what we deserve.

celebrate! Ina Raymundo ain’t baited by superficiality

Moments we missed to document because we were away.

First the hilariously superficial, and put in their proper place. Ina Raymundo had posted a photo of herself trying on swimsuits.


And because we are in a country where even armpits are such an important body part to whiten



Which Ina did not only take with good humor, she also pointed out that well, she doesn’t give a f*ck about it.


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