Proud2Bme | Mothers, Daughters & Body Image: Kate Winslet Gets Real

Mothers, Daughters & Body Image: Kate Winslet Gets Real

"When I was growing up there wasn't one woman in my environment who I heard saying something positive about her body. Everything I heard was negative, negative, negative," says Kate Winslet.

The Academy Award-winning actress has been a longtime advocate for positive body image. She was one of the first celebrities to speak out about retouching when her 2003 GQ cover hit newsstands and she recently teamed up with Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson to form the "British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League."

Now Kate is raising an issue that hits even closer to home. As a mom to a 10-year-old girl, she doesn't want her daughter to grow up thinking that body bashing is the norm.

"I accept my body. I accept how I am and make the best of what I am given. Children orientate towards examples. That's why I talk solely positive about my body in front of my daughter. I say things like 'Hey, look at my strong arms!' Or I shake my butt and say 'Look at my fabulous butt!' I do that deliberately," she admits in a new interview with German magazine Brigitte.


How does your mom talk about her body? Do you feel like her body image influences how you feel about yourself?

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