Two days ago, Kim Kardashian posted a nude on her Instagram...and despite it being 2016 and a world where women are supposedly empowered to love themselves and their bodies, Kim was criticized at large by a contingent of slut-shamers, detractors and no-one-asked-you commentators. So last night, she penned an extended essay on her website to follow up on that epic Twitter shut down that had us all screaming "cute cover boo."

When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL
A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 7, 2016 at 12:07am PST

"Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night," she opened, "In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives. I don't do drugs, I hardly drink, I've never committed a crime—and yet I'm a bad role model for being proud of my body?"

She then touched on her infamous Ray J-leaked sex tape -- which, mind you, she managed to flip into something that ultimately bolstered her success -- pointing out that she's already "lived through the embarrassment and fear" and "shouldn't have to constantly be on the defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago."


"I am empowered by my body," she continued. "I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world."

Happy International Women's Day to you too, Kim -- and keep posting proudly. Read the full essay below.

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