"Let's Own It and Love It": Lina Esco on the Female Body and What Beauty Means


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Actress, filmmaker, and activist Lina Esco is on a mission to achieve gender quality in America. She catapulted the dialogue by launching the Free the Nipple campaign in 2012—not to mention directing a film by the same name—and today is working to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with the Human Campaign she recently founded. For Women's Equality Day, we had Esco share her thoughts about her own definition of beauty, how the female body has become politicized, and her personal wellness practices.

Head below to see what she says about freeing the nipple and taking care of yourself from the inside out.