Paris Jackson, the model and daughter of the late pop superstar Michael Jackson, expressed her love of nudity by posting a black and white topless photo of herself on Instagram.

Jackson wrote:

I’ll say it again for those questioning what I stand for and how I express myself. Nudity started as a movement for ‘going back to nature,’ ‘expressing freedom,’ ‘being healthier’ and was even called a philosophy.

Being naked is part of what makes us human. For me it helps me feel more connected to Mama Gaia [or Mother Earth]. I’m usually naked when I garden. It’s actually a beautiful thing and you don’t have to make it sexual the way many Hollywood stars (and the media) do.

Jackson believes nudity is also a way she can convey her feminist ideas. She wrote that nudity is a way to “express yourself in your own way, whether it’s being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself.”

The human body is a beautiful thing and no matter what ‘flaws’ you have, whether it be scars, or extra weight, stretch marks, freckles, whatever, it is beautiful and you should express yourself however you feel comfortable.

We don’t always agree with one another and that’s okay. But again, we are all human, and to appreciate the things that other people do that make us human helps us feel connected. How can that be a bad thing?