As hard as it might be to remember when they鈥檙e all dolled up for an event or posting flawless-looking pics on Instagram, at the end of the day, celebrities are regular human beings, just like the rest of us. And as human beings, they鈥檙e prone to have flaws 鈥 and that鈥檚 okay. In fact, it can even be empowering AF: Just ask Hilary Duff. The Younger star just schooled us all on what it means to own your imperfections when she took to Instagram to share hers with the world in a battle cry for women everywhere.

The mother of one, who鈥檚 currently on vacay in Hawaii with her son, Luca, gave us all a good long look at her backside as she stood holding him in a scoop-back gingham print bikini. While she looked amazing, it was the photo鈥檚 caption that had us really cheering.

鈥淚 am posting this on behalf of all young girls, women, and mothers of all ages,鈥 she began. 鈥淚鈥檓 enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share 鈥渂ody flaws鈥 鈥 well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift, Luca, five years ago. I鈥檓 turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go,鈥 she wrote. 鈥淟adies, let鈥檚 be proud of what we鈥檝e got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed.鈥

While that bit alone had us feeling ready to take on the world, Duff also had a very *special* message for those that would shame her or anyone else over their body. 鈥淵ou guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. #kissmya**.鈥

It鈥檚 not the first time she鈥檚 spoken up with regard to body positivity. Earlier this year, she posted an ode to her newest favorite body part: her legs. 鈥淚 didn鈥檛 always love my legs, but as I鈥檝e grown, I鈥檝e learned to love and celebrate myself, just as I am. I began to realize that my legs are STRONG and they carry me every. single. day,鈥 she penned at the time. 鈥淥ur bodies are amazing and something to be grateful for. I鈥檓 ME, and that鈥檚 really enough!鈥

It certainly is, Hil! Kudos to you for not only standing up for yourself and owning your physique, just as it is, but for empowering the rest of us to do so as well.

Are you inspired by Hilary Duff鈥檚 message of positivity? Tell us over @BritandCo.

(h/t E!; photos via Jamie McCarthy/Getty)