It’s no secret that Renee Zellweger’s changing appearance has been a hot topic for the past two years. Did she or didn’t she—and is it really any of our business? The 47-year-old is finally setting the record straight.

In a somewhat scathing essay entitled “We Can Do Better,” published in the Huffington Post yesterday, Zellweger addresses the rumors concerning her face (she had previously been silent on the subject) calling out the media and how it portrays women. The star said her reason for writing the piece was to “make claims on truths in my life.”