On Wednesday, actress Lena Dunham took to Instagram to share nude photos of herself because she “celebrated the 9 month anniversary of my hysterectomy.”
Dunham wrote on Instagram, “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,” Lena added. “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.”
Calling it “Happy Giving Birth Day to Myself Day,” the 32-year-old emphasized, “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.”
Over the years, Dunham has been open about her health, documenting her struggle with endometriosis, a painful disorder in which tissue that usually lines the inside of the uterus grows on the outside.