Lena Dunham Claims She's More Body 'Tolerant' Than Body 'Positive'
Lena Dunham, who has fostered a name and reputation for herself as not only an actress and a writer, but also for her commitment to the body positivity movement, uploaded an Instagram post earlier today in honor of Endometriosis Awareness Month.
The 33-year-old artist has previously discussed her complicated relationship with her body, in addition to some of the challenges she has faced in her romantic life. The actress claimed, "I've never called myself 'body-positive,'" because her thoughts on her curves are "wildly personal," and not "political."
According to Dunham, her thoughts on her self-image aren't always positive. But rather, she thinks of herself as more "body tolerant." Fans of the actress know that she has been very honest regarding her struggles with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which typically weakens the blood vessel walls, joints, and skin.
Furthermore, Lena has discussed her fight with endometriosis, which has led to the removal of her uterus. Following her hysterectomy, Lena struggled immensely with prescription medication abuse and has been very vocal about it.
In her post, the actress/writer claimed that while struggling with not one but three different major illnesses, it's hard not to resent your physical condition at times. While addressing her body as "she," Lena claimed that they often drift away from each other, but ultimately, she and her body ultimately come together.
The star finished off her post with an encouraging statement to others suffering from the disease. She added,"#EndometriosisAwarenessMonth." Lena was formerly connected to the performer and songwriter, Jack Antonoff, who just got finished working with The Dixie Chicks on their new record. The couple dated for approximately five-and-a-half years.
Regarding her addiction to prescription drugs, Lena, during a chat with the Cosmopolitan United Kingdom, said she had been lying in her parents' apartment for three days trying to "find the will to live."
Around two years ago, the actress checked herself into a 28-day rehabilitation program where she received treatment for substance abuse issues following her hysterectomy. Lena also has fibromyalgia, the same illness of which Lady Gaga is afflicted.