the celebrity guide to body positivity

12 celebrities explain how to love your body

It's a sad reality, but many young women's most formative years (i.e. middle school and high school) are rife with horrible self-esteem issues, from "am I the right size?" to "my boobs are too big/small/boob-like". While some of these self-perceptions may be linked to academic performance or evolving friendships and social standings, body image is something everyone struggles to accept. Although body dysmorphia is nothing new in society, it seems as if more women are talking about their personal experiences with self-esteem and eating disorders now more than ever before. From Demi Lovato to Zoë Kravitz, celebrities are using their public profiles to help launch greater discussion about how young women can learn to not only accept their bodies, but actually love them. Ahead, 12 celebrities weigh in on how to love yourself: mind and body.