The 15 Best Body-Positive Moments Of 2017

'Show me something natural like a** with some stretch marks.'

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'Show me something natural like a** with some stretch marks.'

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Chrissy Teigen's Annual Stretch Mark Acceptance PSA

Relatability hero Chrissy Teigen continued her crusade with a yearly showing of her stretch marks, because they're 'whatevs,' as she put it. This is a great tradition that we must preserve.

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance Response

She didn't have to respond to dudes with beer guts criticizing her body, but she did—and it was classy and entirely far more mercy than they deserve. 'I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed,' she captioned a photo of herself from the halftime show. 'Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions.' Also great: when her fans jumped in.

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Demi Lovato's Celebration of Her Non-Thigh Gap

Once more for those in the back or those in the front who can't see small font: 'I don't have a thigh gap and I'm still beautiful the way I am. #recovery#selflove #EVERYbodyisbeautiful.' Pretty clear, those hashtags, so no more fighting in the comments about whether that means people who *do* have thigh gaps are excluded. (They are not.)

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Hillary Duff Beating the Gossip Rags to Her "Celeb Flaws"

'Ladies, lets be proud of what we've got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed,' Duff captioned a pap pic of her on vacation with her son. 'You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. #kissmyass.' Solid gold.

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Jasmine Owens' Beach-Body Revelation

'I simply wanted to share a photo of me enjoying life freely without hiding my body,' the 25-year-old said. 'This was the first time I had ever wore a two-piece to the beach, let alone in front of my husband, and I felt the need to share the confidence I had in myself.' Though there were some negative comments (what else is new), there were were many, many more likeminded people who applauded Owens' self-love.

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Kelly Clarkson's Confidence in the Face of Fat-Shaming

If you're going to write 'You're fat' to Kelly Clarkson (why though), you're not going to get the satisfaction of her anger.

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The Followup to Amanda Roberts' Skin Removal Surgery

After the body-positive Instagrammer underwent surgery to remove excess skin from her weight loss, some fans attacked her for what they perceived as her false self-acceptance. 'They said that if I truly loved myself, I wouldn't want to change anything about myself, but the way I see it: If you love yourself, you'll do whatever YOU feel is best for your body,' Roberts told BuzzFeed. Amen.

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Pink Feeling Her "Post-Baby Body"

Directly contrasting the past conversation around the great celebrity pregnancy-weight-dropping race, Pink posted an Instagram whose message conveyed that you can still love your body while wanting to improve it. 'I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese,' she wrote. 'The only thing I'm feeling is myself.'

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Rihanna's Statement to the Body-Shamers (in the Form of a Gucci Mane Meme)

It's the classic story: Boneheaded men wonder if Rihanna will make "being fat a new trend." People are understandably like, 'Who asked you?' But instead of taking the bait, RiRi rises above it all with humour, which she would do again (keep scrolling, ladies and gentlemen).

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Rihanna Matter-of-Factly Discussing Her "Fluctuating Body Type"

Without making any value judgments, Rihanna talked about dressing her body through its changes. 'You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?' she said in an interview with The Cut. Note the lack of excuse-making and self-loathing.

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