On Wednesday, "Girls" creator and vocal pro-abortion feminist Lena Dunham stripped down to nothing on Instagram to celebrate her health, nine months from the day she had a full hysterectomy. Dunham had publicly battled endometriosis before the surgery.
"Today is National Leathercraft Day, National Relaxation Day and National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. It’s also the 9 month anniversary of my hysterectomy," wrote Dunham, captioning three nude photos. "I’ve never celebrated the 9 month anniversary of anything and I realized last night why that number feels so funny — I won’t ever do it the way I planned to."
"My body is mostly healed and every day I find a new bruise on my heart, but today I offer myself gratitude: from the most pained place, I somehow knew to choose myself," she continued. "The purest glint of who we are and know we can be is always available to us, calm and true at our center."
The three nude photos of a pouty Dunham show off her many tattoos, one of which reads "#RIP Judy." "Judy" was the name of her uterus, she says.
"My friend Paul named my uterus Judy, and when she was being uppity we called her out, hence the tattoo on my ribs, which hurt like f—k even through the pain meds: '#RIPJudy.' Today I give thanks for Judy, for her graceful exit and for this body, which is stronger than I’ve ever given it credit for."
"Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day," Dunham concluded the post.
In February, Dunham wrote in Vogue magazine, "In addition to endometrial disease, an odd hump-like protrusion and a septum running down the middle, I have retrograde bleeding, a.k.a. my period running in reverse so that my stomach is full of blood."
"My ovary has settled in on the muscles around the sacral nerves in my back that allow us to walk. Let’s please not even talk about my uterine lining. The only beautiful detail is that the organ — which is meant to be shaped like a light bulb — was shaped like a heart," she added.