Alyssa Milano is going barefaced on her birthday.
Over the weekend, the "Who's The Boss" actress celebrated her 48th birthday by posting a filterless, bare-bones selfie.
"This is 48. No filter. No make up. Just my skin that I've become super comfortable in," she captioned the photo that showed her laying in bed. "My body makes crackling sounds when I walk. My daughter asked me the other day why my butt is so jiggley. Sometimes I forget things. I'm tired all of the time. But overall, I'm just grateful for this life. My life."
Flaws and all, Alyssa has no regrets.
"If someone told me that for the next life I get to choose who I come back as—I'd choose me again. Even with the heartache I've endured," she wrote, likening herself to the Japanese art of kintsugi. "I've been broken open and mended and broken once more. I marvel at our capacity to heal. You have that super power too. We are all resilient. This resilience is taken advantage of by too many—friends, bosses, kids, our own government even. 'Buck up! Pull yourself up by your boot straps! You're fine.' Maybe. But it's ok not to be."
Alyssa, who's never been one to hold her tongue politically, continued, "True freedom isn't not wearing a mask and going to the bar. True freedom is one good paying job, with a livable wage, that affords you time with your family without worrying about putting food on the table. That's my Birthday wish. That we will live in a country that understands that providing programs for people in times of need is their fiduciary duty. And that there might be a day, that we are truly free. Free of worry. Free of stress. Free of fear of eviction. Free of the fear of how to feed our children. *That's* real freedom."
"The flag waving and gun toting and refusing to wear a mask to keep others safe," she wrote. "That is not freedom—it is pageantry. So…my birthday wish… is true freedom. For you. And you. And you."