Christie Brinkley's Daughter Claps Back at Haters of SI Nude Photo With Another Nude Photo
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"Having total self control and creative control during the IHOW shoot was true and unbridled self empowerment," the model writes.

Christie Brinkley's model daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook, has clapped right at critics of her nude Sports Illustrated photo shoot with another nude photo -- and lots of words.

"Hearing the backlash towards the In Her Own Words project hurts my heart," the 19-year-old model wrote on Instagram Tuesday night in reaction to some unkind criticism over the Sports Illustrated celebration of its swimsuit models. "To know that we are in a world where if a woman chooses to embrace her body, strip nude and pose powerfully she is being told she is objectifying herself makes me not only uncomfortable, but makes me really feel the need to say what I'm about to say."

"This project, for me and for the other girls who CHOSE to participate, was about TAKING OUR POWER BACK," she said. "In an industry where it is rare for models to have a say in the content they are being used to create, having total self control and creative control during the IHOW shoot was true and unbridled self empowerment."

Brinkley Cook was one of the women who traded clothing for truthful words on their skin that they felt described themselves. She continued to explain that this "very emotional" initiative took over a year to complete because the publication wanted to ensure that each model got the shot that they desired.

"When a girl came in to shoot it was a real experience," she said. "It wasn't on a time limit and it didn't have corporate heads you didn't know the name of screaming to 'get the shot.'" "It was a group of women working together to create something special for the world and most importantly themselves," Brinkley Cook added. "Models/athletes/PEOPLE chose to do this. They did not get told to do this." She also mentioned that if a model wasn't feeling up to it on the day of their scheduled shoot, she was by no means required to still pose because everyone involved wanted the models to feel comfortable so they posed nude on their own terms. Sports Illustrated echoed her remarks by saying women posing provocatively in the nude is an example of a raw form of expression. "In Her Own Words is a continuation and evolution of the essence of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit," SI said. "It is a platform that allows the voice, the strength and the passion of these women to be expressed in the rawest form." See the latest shot and the model's full message to haters below:

Okay i know long captions are scary but i need to say something publicly and its important. 🧠 Hearing the backlash towards the In Her Own Words project hurts my heart. To know that we are in a world where if a woman chooses to embrace her body, strip nude and pose powerfully she is being told she is objectifying herself makes me not only uncomfortable but makes me really feel the need to say what im about to say. This project, for me and for the other girls who CHOSE to participate, was about TAKING OUR POWER BACK. In an industry where it is rare for models to have a say in the content they are being used to create, having total self control and creative control during the IHOW shoot was true and unbridled self empowerment. This project was a very emotional, long road, spanned over a year. And i was on every one of the shoots. When a girl came in to shoot it was a real experience, it wasn’t on a time limit and it didn’t have corporate heads you didn’t know the name of screaming to “get the shot!” It was a group of women working together to create something special for the world and most importantly themselves. Models/athletes/PEOPLE chose to do this. They did not get told to do this. If someone did not want to shoot that day and felt too emotional, she would come back the next day after we all grabbed some coffee and talked about it. If someone backed out, all good, we understood how emotional it can be to strip yourself of not only clothes but an armor we all put up from exterior criticism. This project had the intention of showing women feeling POWERFUL in who they are. That’s that. I grew up hating my body and myself thus creating a overlying insecurity felt throughout my teen years. Doing this project helped me turn a leaf in my confidence and insecurity. I feel sexy i feel secure i feel badass i feel like i can pose naked and be respected just as much as anyone else. Ok bye thx for reading if you made it this far ♥️ ps i love you @mj_day @taylorbphoto @robynlawley @si_swimsuit

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