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Anne Hathaway DIYs Her Denim and Champions Body Positivity in an Awesome Instagram Post

Hatha-haters, it’s time to get over it. For some inexplicable reason, the Alice Through the Looking Glass actress has long been a subject of arbitrary public scorn. “We love authenticity, that’s why we have a billion reality shows,” Neal Gabler, an author of several best-selling books on Hollywood culture and history, once told The New York Times, “And here comes Anne Hathaway. Everything she does seems managed, calculated or rehearsed. Her inauthenticity — or the feeling of her inauthenticity — is now viral.” However, after the new mom’s real-as-hell Instagram post on Monday night, we dare you to accuse her of faking it.

The refreshingly candid post features a clothing item that is a constant source of vexation for many women during the summer. No, it wasn’t another defiant, much-needed reminder that every body is a bikini body (Anne already took care of that awhile back, see above). This time, the U.N. global goodwill ambassador channeled her body positive message through a pair of jorts.

Anne’s freshly DIYed denim and eloquent caption serve as a reminder that fluctuating in weight is nothing to be ashamed of. “There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all),” she wrote, continuing, “There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It’s all love (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.)”

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Throughout our lifetimes, our physiques are going to change for a myriad of reasons, one of them being that we’ve hosted another human inside of our bodies for nine months. While supermodels and celebrities with personal trainers and chefs at their disposal can make the pound-shedding process look easy, it’s important for those in the spotlight to remind us that a seemingly overnight transformation is not the norm. Rather than berate ourselves and undercut our self-esteem, the proper response is to get a healthy (not insane) amount of exercise, eat a few more veggies and refresh our wardrobe with clothes that complement our curves. (Because shopping is the key to all of life’s stresses, and we say this without an ounce of sarcasm.)

[ via Vogue ]