Girls creator Lena Dunham reflected on the changes she’s gone through in the nine months since her hysterectomy. To commemorate the anniversary, she shared three nude selfies of herself on Instagram.
Today is National Leathercraft Day, National Relaxation Day and National Lemon Merengue Pie Day. It’s also the 9 month anniversary of my hysterectomy," Dunham began the post. "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."
She continued: "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."
The photo also showcases some of many tattoos, including one that reads RIP Judy, something she touches on in the post as well. "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," she added. "Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day."
The American Horror Story star has shared her health journey with her fans on social media and in essays for Vogue.