Now that we're nearing the end of 2016, it's natural to look back on the year we've just had and analyze all kinds of trends that have come and gone. But one majorly important one is the trend of fierce young women standing up for themselves and shutting down rude body-shamers who had harmful and negative things to say about others' appearances.
Celebs like Kira Kosarin, Dove Cameron, Ariel Winter, and more all weighed in on this important topic on social media to share why it's simply not okay – and we're forever inspired by their empowering messages.
Click through the gallery to see which stars took steps to put an end to this kind of bullying this year, and hear their inspiring words of wisdom. Then, let us know your own thoughts by commenting below!
The Thundermans actress shares tons of fitness photos on her Instagram – and she noticed that fans were taking to the comments to criticize her for posting photos showing off her body. She answered across social media, making her message loud and clear.
"Y'all can go ahead and give me ish for posting so many body pics lately... but I post them for a reason," Kira wrote. "Fun fact about me, I get discouraged crazy easily. I think it's because I was advanced in school when I was a kid. I always worked really hard, and did really well, and I became accustomed to the idea that if i worked hard at something, it would come to me quickly and easily. Unfortunately, life isn't quite that simple as an adult. In the real world, sometimes no matter how hard you work, things worth having take time, endurance, and stamina."
"Pictures are a way of reminding myself how far I've come, how worth it every workout is, and how much power I have within in me to change my own life and body," she added.