Lena Dunham Says She Is Much More ‘Free’ When She’s Heavy

Lena Dunham is giving a big F you to body shammers, posting a side-by-side photo of her looking thin, next to a recent one where she’s a bit heavier.

“On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work,” she wrote of a photo from April 2017. “Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy.”

She added: “On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits.”

“Even this OG body positivity warrior sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees,” she wrote. “As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in.”

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