"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.