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Real women are rarely seen on magazine covers. And no, we’re not implying that the glamorous actresses and models that grace the covers of Vogue and Marie Claire aren’t real, but that their editorial photos usually aren’t. Whether it’s an erased blemish, smoothed-out hair or a shrunken waist, “imperfections” are usually blurred, softened or erased, never to see the light of day. This can kind of create an unhealthy world of the unattainable–where even Beyoncé can’t look like, well, Beyoncé.

But Glamour wants to change that, starting with Lena Dunham. The cover shows the Girls stars in all their natural glory, with one feature on Dunham’s thighs that probably wouldn’t be on display in any other women’s mag (unless it was a body shaming tabloid).

That’s right, folks. It’s cellulite. A perfectly natural thing that sometimes happens on women’s bodies that we’re taught to hide and slather cream on until we’re perfectly smooth, pore and dimple free.

In a heartfelt Instagram caption, Lena shares, “Today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter- my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful.”

Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it. When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of “isn’t she brave? Isn’t it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?” Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments. Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter- my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful. Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends. Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today ❤️ Love you all.

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on

“Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today,” she continues.

And while we may not agree with everything Lena says, body positivity is something we can always get behind.