America Ferrera Shares Powerful Message About Her Body: 'Thank You For 33 Years Of Standing With Me'

The 33-year-old actress has taken to Instagram to thank her body for all it's done for her over the years and it's a beautiful sentiment.

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You might know her best for her role as Betty Suarez in the hit US television show Ugly Betty, but America Ferrera is anything but ugly, and she's given us all a beautiful message of confidence to prove it.

Following last year's elections, during which she spoke out in support of Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, and encouraged young women to fight for feminism with 'grit and grace', the Californian actress has been upping her fitness and taking part in several triathlons, running and swimming in recent months.

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As a result, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress took to Instagram to thank her body for taking her to the age of 33, and it's the kind of body positive message every woman and man needs today.

'At 33, I finally understand that my body is a miracle! After too many years of criticizing, punishing, depriving, or neglecting my body for what it isn't, I'm attempting to love it unapologetically as it is! Thank you body for 33 years of standing with me even when I wasn't on your side,' she wrote.

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In an age when we are quick to scrutinise our every lump, bump, wrinkle and hair, it's refreshing to see someone thanking their beautiful body for supporting them in life.

After too many years of criticizing, punishing, depriving, or neglecting my body for what it isn't, I'm attempting to love it unapologetically as it is!

Ferrera added: 'I promise from here on out to stand by you and face down all the criticism and bullshit distractions (inner and outer), so that we can move beyond beautiful and get to the business of living!

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'Thank you to these amazing humans and so many more who have inspired me to celebrate my health and strength! Get you some friends who remind you to celebrate your strong, healthy, loyal body!' she added.

She captioned the post, in which she stands alongside two SoulCycle members with, '#HappyBirthdayBody #thisis33 #beyondbeautiful'

Get you some friends who remind you to celebrate your strong, healthy, loyal body!

If there's one thing we can learn from America, it's that our bodies are pretty damn brilliant and we need to give it a bit more of the love it rightfully deserves.

Love your bodies, people. After all, it's the only one you have.

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