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Lena Dunham proudly posts bikini selfie with 'endo scars and all'

Published 15/09/2016 | 08:55

Lena Dunham attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Lena Dunham attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Lena Dunham posted this bikini selfie on Instagram
Lena Dunham/Instagram

Lena Dunham has upped her selfie game again.

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The Girls star (29) is never one to shy away from showing off her body onscreen and on the red carpet, shared a bikini selfie on Instagram, showing her "endo scars".

The Golden Globe-winning star was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2015 and has discussed her condition at length in her November Lenny Letter, saying she had suffered with pain and bleeding for years and had been misdiagnosed with everything from appendicitis to digestive disorders.

She successfully underwent surgery for the condition last November.

Lena Dunham posted this bikini selfie on Instagram
Lena Dunham posted this bikini selfie on Instagram

And she proudly displayed her scars as she shared a bikini picture on Wednesday.

"When the Target swimsuit does a bitch right, Endo scars & all," she wrote.

She is the latest celebrity to praise Instagram's troll-blocking feature, which filters hateful comments for stars including Taylor Swift and Chrissy Teigen.

"Any of you know that I've dealt with my share of Internet trolls," she wrote. "I'm not here to bitch and moan, because that's what my therapist is for, but I have often been disappointed by what feels like a lack of effort to protect people online from racist, misogynist, ableist, xenophobic & transphobic language.

"I've even read clear threats!  As a public person I know I'm taking on a certain amount of hate, and I armor myself (though that doesn't mean I don't go totally effing nuts when I see some of my heroes getting attacked online for things like their race or sexuality.)

"But I can't help but wonder how people without the same resources have learned to cope," she added.

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