Lena Dunham Poses Nude To Mark The 9 Month Anniversary Of Her Hysterectomy
Lena Dunham is opening up about her body since her hysterectomy.
As we previously reported, the 32-year-old had her cervix and uterus removed in an effort to win her difficult battle with endometriosis. Now, nine months later, the Girls creator is taking a moment to reflect on her life-changing surgery, and show her body some love on social media.
Click through the bare-it-all Instagram photos (below):
Today is National Leathercraft Day, National Relaxation Day and National Lemon Merengue Pie Day. It’s also the 9 month anniversary of my hysterectomy. 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. The purest glint of who we are and know we can be is always available to us, calm and true at our center. 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 fuck 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.A post shared by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Aug 15, 2018 at 4:18am PDT
In her caption, the HBO star calls out the “#RIPJudy” tattoo over her ribs, in tribute to the nickname given to her since-removed uterus by a friend.
Dunham ends with a heartfelt thank-you to her strong body and celebrates a new self-proclaimed holiday with, “Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day.”
So much body positivity, strength, and perseverance. Go Lena!!
[Image via Instagram.]