Ariel Winter body positive
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You don't have to be plus-size to be body positive. Just look at 18-year-old "Modern Family" actress Ariel Winter and all the boss bitch body pos moves she makes.  

Growing up on TV and going through a breast reduction surgery, Winter's body has been scrutinized, but she's quick to fire back at body-shamers. "I am not that type of person to sit and watch that happen,” she said in an interview with “TheTalk.”    

Body positivity is a topic she defends fiercely and fearlessly, as is evidenced below. Here are all the times she stood up for body positivity and inspired us to do the same. 
1

When some jerk posted this nonsense about her and Ariana Grande, Winter quickly piped up on her Instagram.

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"I celebrate everyone for who they are because that is what makes them beautiful. You ARE beautiful," Winter wrote. 

2

When she opened up about having breast reduction surgery and self-esteem issues that so many can relate to.

Winter revealed to Seventeen Magazine that the pressure to look a certain way (her hair was dyed black at 7 to book more roles) has been hard on her. She's been in the entertainment industry since she was 4 years old. 

She says back and shoulder pain led her to get breast reduction surgery. "They were way too big, originally," she told Seventeen. "I had the option to go even smaller. But I'm a curvy girl, and I didn't want to change that. I love being a curvy girl." 

3

When she showed her scars and said, "Scars are cool."

After her breast reduction, Winter wore a dress that didn't hide her scars. 

"Scars are cool. They make us who we are. We have stories from them," Winter said in an interview with "Good Morning America."

4

When she called out Calvin Klein for touting this "plus-size" model.

5

When she told Vine star Nash Grier exactly what she thought of his body hair-shaming 'peach fuzz' comment (and other fuckery).

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"You say that we have to shave our entire bodies (including our arms?!) and that our peach fuzz around our lips is super gross to kiss ... In a time when women are fighting for beauty to not be defined by anyone, especially a man, you, a member of my generation, proved your ignorance."



6

When she stood up for #TeamSelfie after Kim Kardashian posted her famous nude selfie with two strategically placed black bars.

7

And when she posted this totally classy statement after Chloe Grace Moretz threw shade at Kim K.'s selfie in Glamour magazine.

In the interview, Moretz dubbed Kim's selfie inappropriate for not being linked to any body positive hashtags. "It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see," she said.  

Winter's response: 
"If you take a photo in which you feel CONFIDENT about yourself and think it spreads a positive image, then GO FOR IT ... No picture is the exception to someone else's rule."