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is speaking out after taking heat for having a bikini photo taken down from social media. The reality star took to Instagram to share a lengthy message about and for her reaction to the picture being posted.
"Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered," Kardashian wrote alongside a video -- shot in front of a bathroom mirror -- of herself in her underwear with her arm over her chest.
The video was a response to people who claim she digitally altered bikini photos of herself to appear thinner -- especially after a photo was posted in which Kardashian didn't like how she looked. As the photo was shared, the 36-year-old reportedly worked hard, and several people who reposted the pic claim their accounts were frozen and their posts were deleted.
Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria
Moroccan farmers from an isolated oasis on the Algerian border are bearing the brunt of regional tensions, after Algiers expelled them from date groves they have farmed for generations. The border between the arch-rivals has been closed since 1994, but Algeria had allowed some residents of the Moroccan frontier town of Figuig to cross into the date groves of Al-Arja, known to Algerians as the Laaroda oasis. In recent days, Algeria has withdrawn that right, deploying soldiers to enforce the move."Everybody feels wronged," said Mohamed Jabbari, an unemployed 36-year-old who joined a protest in Figuig against the move."Agriculture is the only resource we have.
"The photo that was posted this week is beautiful. But as someone who has struggled with body image her whole life, when someone takes a photo of you that isn't flattering in bad lighting of doesn't capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point -- and then shares to to the world -- you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared," she wrote. "Regardless of who you are."
Kardashian went on to say that the "pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and meet others' standards of how I should look has been too much to bear."
She went on to share examples of some of the mean things she's repeatedly heard and read about herself on social media and in some tabloids: "'Khloe is the fat sister.' 'Khloe is the ugly sister.' 'Her dad must not be her real dad because she looks so different.' 'The only way she could have lost that weight must have been from surgery.' Should I go on?"
Father vs. son: Coaches Brooks square off against each other in Final Four
The Final Four’s first national semifinal will pit father against son. One side of the shirts will be red for Alvin Brooks II, a Houston assistant coach. The other side of the shirts will be green for Alvin Brooks III, who holds the same position at Baylor. While it’s common to find family members on the same college basketball team, the sight of a father and son on opposite benches is rare. And this particular pairing is even more unexpected given how they both felt about the coaching profession. For years, Alvin Brooks III had no intention of following his father into coaching. And for years, Alvin Brooks II had no desire to change his mind.
She went on to explain that she's not "asking for sympathy," but rather, "I am asking to be acknowledged for being human."
"It is almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standards that the public have set for me," she continued, in part. "For over a decade now in photos, every single flaw and imperfection has been micro-analyzed and made fun of to the smallest detail and I am reminded of them every day by the world. And when I take that criticism to use as motivation to get myself in the best shape of my life and to even help other with the same struggles, I am told I couldn't have done it through hard work and I must have paid for it all."
"You never quite get used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is," she explained. "But I will say, if you hear anything enough then you start to believe it."
Kardashian said that using a "good filter, good lighting and an edit here and there" is essentially the same as someone putting on make-up, getting their nails done or wearing heels to present themselves to the world -- and she will continue to present herself the way she wants "unapologetically."
See the Cast of Spy Kids, Then & Now
The kids' action-comedy film starring Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino hit theaters on March 30, 2001.At least that's what Carmen (Alexa PenaVega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) thought at the beginning of Spy Kids, the 2001 hit action flick. But c'mon, the Cortez kids should've known better, considering their mom and dad were played by none other than Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino in a movie created and directed by Robert Rodriguez, who was known for his grittier fare like El Mariarchi and From Dusk till Dawn.
"My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice," she wrote. "It's not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not anymore."
Kardashian concluded her post with a message for others who reading who feel insecure or pressured to appear one way or another.
"We are all unique and perfect in our own way. Whichever way one chooses to be seen," she shared. "I have realized that we cannot continue to live life trying to fit into the perfect mold of what others have set for us. Just do you and make sure your heart is happy."
For more on-- and the critics and haters she's encountered on her journey -- see the video below.
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Setting the Record Straight on Georgia’s New Voter-Access Law .
Ignore the partisan disinformation. Georgia remains a national leader in voting access and election security.Case in point is Georgia senator Raphael Warnock. In a fundraising email sent soon after SB 202 — Georgia’s new voter-access law — was passed, he falsely accused Georgia Republicans of waging “a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights” by “ending no-excuse mail voting” and “restricting early voting on weekends.” I realize that Senator Warnock is a new lawmaker, but he should at least read the bill in question before tossing out completely false claims.