Australian writer Rosie Waterland posted naked photos of herself on Facebook in a dare to people who give unnecessary attention to women?s appearance. The writer of ?The Anti-Cool Girl? expressed her views on how female bodies are talked about in today?s society. She emphasized that women should value their intelligence and talents rather than their looks, according to ABC Net.
In her post, she said she was not happy being called “brave” for being “a few kilos heavier than the average fashion model.” She admitted being frustrated about the several talented women who “still see weight as a major contributing factor to their value.”
The Sydney-based author wanted these women to celebrate and enjoy the way they are. She wrote on Facebook, ?It [weight] shouldn’t even be an issue. When you are spectacularly intelligent and talented, your appearance and weight should not even be an issue. I know, that as a woman, it’s not easy to say that. As a woman, even if your appearance isn’t an issue to you, it is to everyone else. I get that. But, f*** everyone else.”
Waterland feels it is a waste of time to be bothering so much about physical appearance when women have other bigger issues to face in their day-to-day lives.
She continued, ?I survived a childhood filled with abandonment and trauma. Then I survived mental health struggles and eating disorders. I had weight loss surgery and continue to question that decision,? she wrote.
?And in the end of all of that, this is me. 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.?
Waterland also admitted that posting a naked picture of herself could hamper or even end her career. ?Sharing a picture like this should end my entertainment industry career. F*** that. I can write for and play multi-faceted, complex and brilliant women because I am one. And I am one because of the life I?ve lived and the body that I?ve lived it in.?
She goes on to say – ?I am not flawed. I am brilliant. I am a survivor. And I make no apologies.?
She has a simple and meaningful message to all the wonderful women out there. She wants them to remember they are all awesome and talented and have the least need to think about their body when they are successful.