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Lena Dunham Posts Nude Photos to Mark 9 Months Since Hysterectomy

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Director Jenni Konner and actress Lena Dunham receive the Best Digital Destination award onstage during the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Daily …
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Actress Lena Dunham posted three nude photos of herself Wednesday morning to celebrate undergoing a hysterectomy nine months ago.

Following numerous “complex surgeries,” Dunham revealed to Vogue magazine in March 2018 that she had a hysterectomy due to a years-long struggle with endometriosis, a condition which causes heavy menstruation, chronic pain, and severe bouts of depression.

“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,” the Girls creator wrote on Instagram. “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,” she added.

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.

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Dunham concluded the post by telling her 3.1 million followers that her uterus was named “Judy” by a male friend. “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,” she wrote.

The revealing photos come after Dunham and director Jenni Konner jointly announced that they will no longer produce projects together. “We have had one of the most significant relationships together in our adult lives and we respect each other’s choices,” they said in a statement to Variety.

After fullfilling their duties as executive producers of HBO’s Camping, Konner and Dunham will part ways. “While our interests are pulling us in different directions right now, we are excited about our current work and are firmly committed to the projects we have together,” they said. “HBO has been our home for quite some time and we look forward to continuing there as we both move forward.”

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