ALTON TOWERS CRASH VICTIM VICKY BALCH POSED NAKED TO "CHALLENGE WHAT SOCIETY REGARDS AS SEXY"

Back in 2015 Vicky Balch, now 21, was involved in the Smiler crash at Alton Towers that saw her having to have her right leg amputated. Last year Vicky posed for some beautiful photos in her lingerie in a bid to challenge society's idea of what it means to be attractive. And because she's great and a total hero, she's done it again, only this time she's done it totally naked. I LOVE THIS WOMAN. 

Speaking to the Sunday People she said: "I'd be lying if I said I didn't consider suicide at my lowest points. In the beginning especially, there were days when I didn't want to be here anymore. I'd think 'what's the point I'm not going to be able to live my life to the full or love my life ever again.'"

But now she says she has come to the realisation that "it doesn't matter what you look like, there will always be someone who finds you attractive. I have been intimate since the accident but it was difficult, especially when I wasn't happy with my body because I'd been so body confident before. It wasn't nice really because I didn't feel sexy. I was very self-conscious and aware. It brings the good down and I'd prefer the lights off."

'I've had to learn to completely lovely my body all over again. I don't think I'll ever come to terms with what's happened but I love my body as it is,. I call them my battle scars and I've had to accept them. I don't care who sees them now. I've been through hell a lot and that shows it. The photographer asked me if I wanted them edited our of the pictures and I said 'No." I'm not changing them. They're part of me now."

Last time Vicky did something like this, and the reason that I wrote about it was because she was trolled for doing it. (Yes people are really that disgusting), but because, like I say, she is a legend, she says: "After the last photoshoot and 18 year-old girl with terminal cancer contacted me to say she thing's it's amazing that I'm showing my scars off. I don't think what's happened to me can even compare to her and it makes me feel great that I've helped someone. I expect I will get trolled again, but I won't let it affect me. I know I'm doing it for a greater good. If I can show my scars off and it helps one person then it's worth a thousand horrible messages or tweets. 
I am doing it for attention, but it's not about me."

"I want to make a difference. I'm never going to be the carefree girl I once was, but I'm a lot stronger for it and I want to inspire others. I'm still a normal person, I'm just missing half a leg." 

I think these photos are BEAUTIFUL and I am so excited to see that Vicky has done this. I've always thought that posing naked is so so brave, and to do it after everything that she has been through? Well quite frankly I don't think 'inspiring' is a big enough word. Thank you for everything Vicky, you're doing more for body positivity and self-esteem than you realise, and you look cracking xxxxx