Writer Rosie Waterland Shares Candid Naked Selfie In a Bid To Spread "Self Worth" Message
Writer Rosie Waterland has shared a candid, naked selfie in a bid to spread a message of self-worth.
The 28-year-old Sydney-based author and blogger shared the snap accompanied by a long message, the latest in a long list of women sharing raw photos in a bid to break down body stigmas.
Rosie revealed that she was growing ever more frustrated with women labelling themselves as "brave" because they aren't thin.
In a post which has received more than 42K likes, Rosie explained:
"I've been reading/watching a lot lately about women in the public eye who are implicitly arguing that they're 'brave' for being a few kilos heavier than the average fashion model.
"Like, not being thin automatically makes them flawed, and therefore 'brave' for daring to live their lives in the public eye.
"What frustrates me about these women, is not that they're way thinner than me (and thus sort of implying that if they think they're some kind of fat yet successful miracle, then I must be a sea monster with no hope), but that despite their success, they still see weight as a major contributing factor to their value.
"This is my body. I have stretch marks. I have flabby skin. I have a belly. I have saggy boobs and I'm covered in freckles that made me cry when I was younger.
"But I'm also a best-selling author. A famous writer. An admired and funny woman. I'm touring a live one-woman show this year. I'm attending writing festivals with my heroes. I'm writing and starring in my own TV show.
"I don't look the way I'm 'supposed' to look, according to a select group of people. But I just don't give a f**k...I just think about writing the best, funniest s**t I can write. My body has nothing to do with that."
Facebook users flooded to offer their support for Rosie's message in the comments section.
However she did note that Instagram had removed her image as they felt it "violates" their community standards, although explicit images and videos under the hashtag "deep-throat" are deemed acceptable.
Meanwhile, other users questioned why the author would write a post about moving away from the realm of appearances and accompany it with a naked selfie.
Either way, she's got people talking, eh?