Ariel Winter Shares Body-Positive Post After Showing Breast Reduction Scars at SAG Awards: 'Embrace All That You Are'
The Modern Family star is proud of how far she's come
Ariel Winter is proud of her breast reduction scars – and wants everyone to feel just as confident.
After spending Sunday defending her decision to wear a dress that showed her surgery scars to the SAG Awards, Winter, 18, took to Instagram Tuesday to encourage her followers to feel just as body-positive.
“Embrace all that you are Scars & everything,” she captioned a photo of a quote from Marc Jacobs. “Your imperfections make you perfectly you #loveyourself.”
The post echoes her comments from Twitter, when she told her fans that showing her scars was a conscious choice.
“Guys there is a reason I didn’t make an effort to cover up my scars!” Winter tweeted. “They are part of me and I’m not ashamed of them at all.”
And Winter is no stranger to body shaming – the actress faced criticism for a photo she Instagrammed of herself and her nieces in bathing suits in November.
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Body shaming was also partially why Winter decided to reduce her breasts from a size 32F to a 34D last summer, after facing online bullying – and dealing with “excruciating” back pain.
“I think it will be the only [cosmetic surgery] I’ll have done, but I’m extremely happy with the decision I made,” she told PEOPLE. “It’s important to talk about it because there are young girls suffering like I did, but there shouldn’t be a stigma about it.”