Jennifer Lopez didn’t have to reveal why her marriage to Marc Anthony failed and Taylor Swift didn’t have to donate her song proceeds to the New York City public schools. But these two women and more decided to help others this month and rocked a #TINYWIN. Here are five stars who can inspire you!
Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham and actress Shoshana Roberts, all stepped up to the plate to help other women as well as themselves in the past week, and for that they each experienced a #TINYWIN.
Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato & More Inspire With #TINYWINS Moves
Now read here, about what they accomplished. But a key question is — did they each take a moment to give themselves a pat on the back after they had a #TINYWIN?
The truth is that female stars are just like us and they don’t always give themselves credit when they have a win. We’re all so busy and we expect so much from ourselves that we often don’t take the time to say to ourselves — “well done!”
So remember — we all need to do this!
#1) Jennifer Lopez: there was no compelling business reason for Jennifer to open the door on her personal life and write a very self revelatory book, “True Love,” (Penguin Group) which hits bookstores, Nov. 4.
But JLo wanted to help other women find self love and self respect. She also wanted to help them escape emotionally abusive relationships and to see that they could find happiness and dance again.
So she decided to write “True Love,” in which she is completely honest about the failure of her own marriage to Marc Anthony, and her own quest to raise her self esteem.
You wouldn’t think that a woman as smart, talented and beautiful as Jennifer Lopez, 45, would have low self esteem and a troubled love life.
That’s why it was so courageous of her to open up in “True Love” about her struggles, with the goal of helping other women to “live, love and dance again.”
To Jennifer Lopez, for baring her soul — a #TINYWIN.
#2) Taylor Swift: literally has oodles to sing about right now.
The launch of her new album, “1989,” has to be successful beyond even her wildest expectations. The album racked up 727,000 in sales within the first two days, making it the fastest and probably best selling album of the year.
While Taylor, 24, has been incredibly generous in the past with donations to charitable causes, no one expected her to make a heartfelt gift to her new adopted hometown , New York City, in the most meaningful way.
During her Oct. 29 appearance on The View, the songstress announced that she would donate all the proceeds from her song, “Welcome to New York,” to the New York City public school system.
What a #TINYWIN Taylor and a giant win for New York City kids!
#3) Demi Lovato: has achieved a really important personal achievement — finally overcoming her eating disorder and getting very healthy, physically.
Although she finished rehab treatment in 2011, it’s just recently that she’s really conquered the food issues that held her back.
Demi, 22, recently finished the U.S. leg of her successful world tour and she’s revealed to her fans that she’s been using her time on the road to get super healthy.
The “Really Don’t Care” songstress has been Instagramming photos of herself in the gym with weights and her Soul Cycle spinning bike, and explaining that workouts are “medicine for my soul.”
That’s an important message to her millions of fans who are teen girls and young women — many of whom have challenging eating issues or weight worries themselves.
To Demi, for telling her millions of followers, that workouts are essential for their good health — a #TINYWIN.
Lena Dunham Tells Women To Vote
#4) Lena Dunham: has a very important and powerful message that she’s been telling as loudly as she can — young women need to vote in the midterm elections, Nov. 4.
Dunham explains in a video she produced and starred in, that it’s hugely important to vote for candidates who support women’s reproductive choices, as well as candidates who oppose workplace discrimination, the male/female pay gap and marriage inequality.
“When you show up to the polls, you empower yourself, you empower the women you love and you take control of your own body back from politicians who don’t want the best for you,” she explains in her video.
To Lena, for inspiring young women to vote on Nov. 4. — a #TINYWIN.
#5) Shoshana Roberts: a New York City-based actress was fed up with getting verbally harassed and cat called on the city streets as she simply went about her business, and she decided to do something about it.
Together with videographer Rob Bliss, and iHollerback!, an organization which tries to combat street harassment, she filmed a video of herself called, “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” getting cat called 108 times.
There are now almost 25 million views of Shoshana’s video in which she walks silently in black jeans and a black T-shirt and men repeatedly comment on her looks and ask for her phone number.
Shoshana, was sick and tired of being bothered every time she had to walk on the streets and wanted to stand up for the rights of all women to walk in public and be un-harassed.
To Shoshanna for advocating for women — a #TINYWIN!
Now HollywoodLifers, take a look at your own achievements, large AND small, and give yourself credit for what you accomplish.
All of us women — including these female role models — forget to applaud ourselves for our #TINYWIN moments — so make sure you do! Don’t you agree?
— Bonnie Fuller