Ireland Baldwin Poses in Underwear to Send Message to Body Shamers: 'This Is Who I Am, Take It or Leave'
This article originally appeared on People.com.
Ireland Baldwin makes no apologies for her body.
“This is who I am, take it or leave,” she captioned the image. “I am not going to be body shamed for being pale or not stick thin. I’m not going to spend hours photoshopping my authenticity away. I’m not going to beat myself up for not looking like someone else. I’m not going to be told that I’m damaged goods because of my tattoos.”
Baldwin, 21, opened up to followers about her body image, saying that while she can sometimes feel insecure about herself, other days she “loves every curve and edge.”
“I want to be as real as possible with everyone that follows me because to be quite honest, what the is even the point of social media if you can’t be who you truly are?” she continued. “I’m not here to mindf— all of you into believing I am something that I’m not. I’m forever on a journey of finding my better self and I will continue to work as hard as I can to make MYSELF proud.”
The model concluded, “Today I hope everyone is proud of who they are and can recognize what they can accomplish!”
“Sometimes I get caught up in the opinions of others and I get really down on myself,” she wrote. “I am pale white. I hardly tan. I have cellulite. I’m not petite. I’m around 6 ft. I drop weight rather quickly but gain it by eating one bagel. I’m a 36 D cup and I have a booty. I’ve got inner thigh fat. And outer thigh. And just straight up thigh fat. I’ve gone from a size 00 to a size 6 to a size whatever to not knowing to not eating to eating boxes of pizza to starving myself to being gym obsessed to eating my way out of a Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery to now.”
Baldwin said she was ready to totally commit to better health.
“I’m taking the next month to do a full mind, body and health reset cleanse,” she said. “It’s not juicing, it’s not starvation, and it’s not about obsessing over each and every inch of my body.”
“It’s time to love yourself and take care of our bodies!!!”