15 Celebrities Who Encourage Us to Be Kinder to Ourselves

In the 21st century self-esteem and self-love seem to be measured in likes and retouched photos on social media. There are celebrities who remind us that not everything is what it seems. Behind the screen, there is a human being just like us.

We at Bright Side collected the stories of different female celebrities who, far from being unreachable, share experiences that we can relate to and who make us feel like we’re all in this together.

  1. Selena Gomez — her story with Lupus
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    From being in the public eye for her breakups to dealing with mental illness and Lupus, singer-actress Selena Gomez has always been very open about her personal life with her fans, showing them support and being honest about how she tackles every obstacle.

In 2017, she received a kidney transplant from her best friend Francia Raísa. Which gave her a second chance at life and she approaches it as a gift. Despite the constant fluctuations in her weight and other physical issues due to her condition, Selena Gomez continues doing the things that she loves the most, like cooking and taking care of her mental health.

  1. Sarah Jessica Parker — aging is beautiful
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    Aging is a natural process for every human being. And Sarah Jessica Parker is not afraid to show some of her wrinkles on camera despite the fact that many celebrities try to hide and reverse aging with Botox treatments. Sarah takes pride in how her skin has evolved over the years.

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  1. Barbie Ferreira — confidence has no size
    15 Celebrities Who Encourage Us to Be Kinder to Ourselves
    Barbie Ferreria is a plus-size model and actress, famous for her latest role in Euphoria, where she makes a statement about body positivity. Although she does not want to be recognized as a body positivity activist, she encourages her followers to feel comfortable with their weight, no matter what it is.

She shares photos with her stretch marks to prove that everyone has them and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. In or out of shooting campaigns, she stays real by embracing her body unretouched and unfiltered.

  1. Kendall Jenner — there is no “perfect” skin
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    Acne is a skin condition, most common in teenagers, that causes pimples and sometimes scarring on the skin. Supermodel Kendall Jenner may look like she has flawless skin in runway photos, but she has opened up about the acne struggles she faced as a teenager.

She shares that suffering from this skin condition made her feel insecure and debilitated while trying to fit into a “perfect” standard. However, she shared her experience to let everyone know that not everything is perfect. The skin has many appearances and we should not be guided by what we see on Instagram at first glance.

  1. Adele — postpartum depression is a thing
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    Adele may break records in the music industry, but she always keeps it real when it comes to her personal life. When she became a mother in 2012, she had to deal with some mental health issues and postpartum depression. Ever since her son was born, Angelo has been her first priority.

15 Celebrities Who Encourage Us to Be Kinder to Ourselves
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Adele addresses that it was an important chapter in her life, but that the lack of time to take care of herself caused her to lose her identity and the ability to have a life of her own. Although motherhood can often be romanticized, the truth is that there is much more behind it. We can understand that everyone goes through different processes, and it is totally normal.

  1. Bella Hadid — not everything you see on social media is real
    15 Celebrities Who Encourage Us to Be Kinder to Ourselves
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    Social media can be deceiving. When you spend 24 hours in the spotlight, Hollywood loses its glamour. And for Bella Hadid, mental health is an important topic. The model has opened up about her anxiety issues, letting her community and anyone dealing with mental illness know that they are not alone.

Going through the mental health process has its ups and downs. But the main strength that Bella Hadid has found is not feeling alone during this journey. What people can see in an image has more to say, and accepting our insecurities is also part of feeling loved.


  1. Alicia Keys — makeup free is good

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