Meryl Streep's Brilliant Advice About Body Image
A couple of weeks ago at Indiana University, where Meryl accepted an honorary doctoral degree, the three-time Academy Award winner answered questions about her life and career. When someone asked her for her advice to aspiring performers, she said, "For young women, I would say don't worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird—that's your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don't. It's OK."
So be unique in your own way is the best way to be beautiful, healthy and successful. Next time you feel pressure to conform to some cultural standard of beauty that doesn't reflect who you are or what a normal, healthy female body looks like, remember Meryl's sound advice.
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