Ariel Winter once again shows why she’s our favorite actress with a DGAF attitude. Not only did she just do this excellent photo shoot for Refinery29 , she also, as always, spoke her mind, telling it like it is, in the accompanying interview.
“I went through a lot of hate online, so I tried to change myself for a really long time. But people just kept hating on me no matter what I did,” says Winter. She speaks quickly and definitively, as though she’s well-versed in defending herself. “I decided that instead of pleasing these other people, I’ll just spend that time pleasing myself. Those people are going to be rude to me regardless of what I do, so I should just try and be happy with what I am.”
Preach, girl . Winter also talked about what she hopes to see from her character on Modern Family , Alex Dunphy, in the coming seasons…
“I hope to see Alex evolve more as an adult. I love that she’s in college and that she still gets home to see her family, but I wish there would be more storylines about Alex developing her romantic relationship and and also just developing her relationships with other people in general. I’d want to see her branch out and have some fun and grow socially a little bit so the world can see that she’s not a kid anymore.”
Looking forward to it, Ariel. Looking forward to it very much.
Y’all I love you but PLEASE pay attention and post my REAL point from my @refinery29 interview!!! Not that I’m “defending living with my 29 year old boyfriend” or that I’m “firing back at Trump” because first of all I don’t need to defend anything I’m super happy and in love, and I’m not firing at anyone just sharing an opinion after being ASKED! The point was to take back the beach and help people understand that the beach should be a safe space to go as you please and feel good about yourself no matter what! Makeup on, makeup off, heels, sandals, covered up, exposed, do you and feel HAPPY about who you are and YOUR choices, not the ones society wants us to choose. It’s also HARD to be 100% confident- I’m still not- but I’m on a journey and I want other people to know they’re not alone. We all struggle but through our struggle we get stronger and closer to our goals. Body positivity is important- not that I live with my boyfriend. Press- please read the article and take it for what it is- not what will give you more readers! Let’s all be real and represent people how they want to be represented through what they actually say. Rant over. Love yourselves, love others, be yourselves, and be happy. Xo
“Whether I want to go natural or with makeup or in sweatpants, that’s up to me. People are so stressed out about how they’re going to look in their bathing suits that they forget to go to the beach because they want to go to the beach, which defeats the whole purpose. The beach should be a safe space.” — @arielwinter
Learning to accept herself has been tough for #ArielWinter, the actress was on Modern Family when she was 11, meaning puberty and all of the awkward stages of teenagedom happened before millions of eyes. She learned to deflect the hoards of commenters who always criticized her body or shamed her for showing off her curves. We spoke with Ariel Winter about how she plans on enjoying the beach this summer at the link in bio. Photographed by @daniellelevitt #TakeBackTheBeach