“Get in a bath and look at your body and be like, ‘Wow, thank you so much for hosting my mind and my heart,’ like as women you know, and also be pregnant with the world. I think that’s really beautiful beauty advice, like, close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love.”
Wood-nymph, earth mother, herbalist, and phallic horseradish forager Shailene Woodley is back with another helpful beauty tip! In addition to giving your vagina some regular Vitamin D by spreading your legs on a sunny day, the “Divergent” star is all about the beauty benefits of having a little gratitude and taking the time to appreciate the connection between ourselves and other living beings. Considering how freaking shallow Hollywood is, I love, love, loveeeee that Shailene — pictured above at the “Divergent” premiere — isn’t afraid to speak her mind about issues that are important to her. I certainly appreciate this advice so much more than every other star’s suggestion that I buy an eyelash curler to really make my eyes “pop!”
After the jump, read our BFF Shailene’s thoughts on wearing a bra and what worries her.
On what worries her:
“Lots of things. I think, number one, the food that we eat. The water that we drink. The products we put on our faces. It sort of seems like everything nowadays is dictated by advertisements, which I’m not a fan of. There’s this big push to be skinny, be tall, have a small waist. It’s almost like we’re obsessed with our prepubescent selves, we’re obsessed with like this need to have everything be flawless and everything be thin and that’s just not, especially for women — I’m a fan of hips and I’m a fan of breasts and a fan of owning your body and not feeling self-conscious because you have some fat. That’s sexy. Fat is sexy, to an extent. Being unhealthy is not optimal but I think it’s important to start owning ourselves.”
On wearing a bra:
“I feel passionate about just shifting our paradigms and stirring things up. I’m wearing a bra now, not like a padded bra, a little sports thing, and I feel like it’s maybe important to start looking at things differently even if you don’t change the way that you do it. just look at it differently, just think about it differently, just question things that you never really questioned before. I think with that will come a lot of educated knowledge and a lot of curiosity and a lot of positive shift.”
Original by: Amelia McDonell-Parry @xoamelia