A Swedish blogger is making everyone’s stomach turn after she posted a controversial selfie showing her face and parts of her upper body covered in her own period blood.
The “conscious blogger,” Maxinne Björk
, shared the not safe for work selfie late last month, which was tagged in Ubud, a town located in Bali, Indonesia, according to Coconuts Bali
In the post, Björk went on to describe how she had a “very productive and super fun day,” but felt emotional with a lot of stuff on her mind after she came home.
“I sat down and did some deep breathing, and all of a sudden felt a strong urge to cover myself in my life-giving fluids as a woman,”
she continued in her Instagram post
. “So without really thinking of why or anything else, I just did. Smudged it out all over my body and then rolled around naked on the grass in my garden all covered in my menstrual blood.”
“Smelled the earth and started crying intensely. Both from happiness and sadness. After some crying I started laughing instead. I’m so happy to have my mum in my life, we both help each other to get through some rollercoasters.“
The sight of a topless woman covered in her period blood did not sit well with her followers. After the feedback, Björk had to turn off the comment section on her Instagram.
A day after she made her controversial post, Björk took the time to address all the comments and hate she received.
“So interesting how people can’t accept that we all are different and have different views about life. Im not telling people to think like me, but with my actions I want to express to people to listen to their hearts, and do what feels right for them even though it doesn’t fit the norm,”
she wrote in a follow-up Instagram post
“And that’s why I even use social media, I want to spread how I live, so people can be inspired to dare to live how they want to live.”
The blogger also addressed those people who left her with negative comments.
“And bad comments that I’m mentally sick doesn’t really affect me. Maybe I am? But oh my, how great it feels to be mentally disturbed then I love my life!” she said.