Lena Dunham Takes A Stand Against Photoshop Retouching And Embraces Her Body Image
Dunham has announced she will no longer allow any of her images to be retouched.
Although it is not unusual to see retouched images of actresses and models in the media these days, we can’t deny this has snowballed into a social epidemic in the modern era where women judge themselves critically, comparing themselves to the industry’s standards of a “perfect and beautiful” woman. This is probably why actress Lena Dunham, renowned feminist of her generation, was so enraged when she suspected that a magazine may have photoshopped an image of her for its cover (it later clarified that the image was never touched and she has since issued an official apology).
In her latest piece called “Retouched by an Angel” in her newsletter, Lenny, Lena expressed how she “doesn’t know what her body looks like any more” because of how publications retouch her pictures to an almost unrecognizable image. She does not have the slimmest of bodies, and while it may have felt nice to look at a “flawless” image of herself, Lena knows that only she has the power to change how the public sees her and that she has to embrace her own body image first for that to happen. While this may mean that she’ll lose out on fashion magazine cover features, the American actress is bent on standing her ground on body imagery. It’s high time that more girls start thinking like her now, don’t you think? Read the full article at Dazed.
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