Lena Dunham's honest post about her 10kg weight gain goes viral

goss 13/07/2018

Lena Dunham has posted a powerful message on social media addressing her weight gain and body positivity.

The Girls actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to post side by side photos of herself.

"On the left: 138 pounds (63kg) complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work," she wrote, alongside a photo of her looking thinner.

"Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy."

"On the right: 162 pounds (74kg), happy joyous and free," she continued, alongside a photo of her from this week, snapped by the paparazzi.

 "Complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits."

She concluded the post writing that "even this OG body positivity warrior sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees".

"As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in."

The post has garnered more than 460,000 likes.

Dunham has been open about her health issues in the past, including her battle with endometriosis.