Zodwa Wabantu, Khanyi Mbau, Nina Hastie & Thickleeyonce Write Open Letters to Their Bodies


Zodwa Wabantu and several other celebrities penned open letters to their bodies as part of magazine Marie Claire Naked Issue. Check out the letter of Zodwa Wabantu among others below.

Zodwa Wabantu

Dear body, I’m sorry for the times I’ve hated you, especially the face. You’re good to me – I mean it. You’re soft and curvy, and full of a life lived well (according to me, that is). And that is all I could ever want from you. To live life well. Thank you, Zodwa Wabantu,”

Khanyi Mbau

#DearBody, My spirit hasn’t been the easiest to house. I’ve cut you, stitched you, changed you a few times. You’ve felt the pain. I’ve threatened and offended you, but you’ve constantly been there. Thank you for choosing to house my spirit. Love, Khanyi


This year I was a part of Marie Claire’s New Naked #DearBodycampaign, and I wrote this letter to my self. #DearBody others may not understand why I walk around like you’re covered in diamonds. They look at you and just see flaws; they do not understand the unconditional love I have for you.I am so happy that I am no longer at war with you; my acceptance of you has brought me peace

Nina Hastie

#DearBody, I’ve started being kinder to you. I want you to know: I love you, you are part of me, and you don’t have to hurt to know you’re alive. YOU’RE ENOUGH! YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL! YOU EXIST! AND THAT IN ITSELF IS A MIRACLE. We’re in this life thing together, we might as well enjoy it! Keep smiling Queen.
Love, Nina

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