Actress Rumer Willis shared a picture of herself on her Instagram page and penned an inspirational letter to her followers who are struggling with body shaming.
Rumer, who is the daughter of the iconic Hollywood actor Bruce Willis, wrote an ‘appreciation post’ for her body to encourage fans with her wise words. She said that they should celebrate with their own bodies and didn’t allow the people who are judging the people’s bodies on social media. Here’s the letter:
“This is just an appreciation post for my body because I think it’s important to celebrate ourselves. Not because we lost weight or we are a certain size or because we have a rare moment when a photo looks ‘how we think it should be accepted by the mainstream.'”
In the rest of the letter, Rumer continued she knew the difficulties of being in quarantine and said that it was challenging to keep motivated and continue the routine during these crazy times. However, despite all these difficulties, she motivated her fans by stating that everything does not need to be perfect.
“My body does so much for me and works so hard for me. But more often than not the only thing it hears it what is wrong with it. What is lacking or what there is too much of. I am a fault of this all too often.
Being in quarantine and struggling to find a new routine and not using food to find comfort when you are stuck at home all day is hard. Finding discipline to workout from home and eat healthy is hard and it’s ok not to be perfect, I’m certainly not.
What is important is to find ways to be happy where you are at and not make being a perfect size or weight or hair color or body shape some goal that you can only find happiness and acceptance of you reach it.
Because you will never be happy if that is the case because there will always be something wrong. When we look in the mirror or at a photo we usually just go to all the things ‘wrong’” not the unique beauty.
I had a moment today after I worked out and I took this picture and I tried just for a moment to just see all the amazing things and not my ‘perceived flaws.'”
The 31-year-old actress added that she shared this wise open letter, wishing her fans to be an inspiration:
“I took a moment to acknowledge myself and my body and how much it does and I said thank you for being just as you are and even just for today I release the idea that to be beautiful or desirable you have to be anything other that what you are right now. I wanted to share this in hopes that maybe it may inspire you to do the same”
Peep the Instagram post below.