Jennifer Lawrence Responds to Questions About Body Image

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photo by David Urbanke

Body image is a big issue for women of all ages. They are constantly bombarded with messages stating that in order to be desirable or have value, you need to look perfect, be incredibly thin and wear the most fashionable clothing.  The media tends to focus on the outward appearance instead of internal character and worth. Some companies such as Dove are working hard to counteract these images and unreasonable expectations.

Jennifer Lawrence is the leading actress in the movies Hunger Games and Catching Fire. She has also received an Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. In the past, Jennifer has received some flack from Hollywood about her weight but now she’s fighting back. When it comes to body image, Jennifer hopes to be a good role model for young girls. While training for her role as Katniss in Hunger Games, she focused on getting strong and fit, instead of thin and underfed.

In a recent interview with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, Jennifer makes quite a statement about body image, criticizing the media for encouraging young women to judge each other based on looks. Check out the video here: