There were plenty of positive comments, but like most people, the bad ones got to her. One person wrote, "No longer a fan." Another said, "Oh, Maren. Why?"
So she posted a response on her Instagram story. She said, quote, "The thing about me is, I make music for myself. I learned later that it touches others, which is the most wonderful byproduct of a songwriter's calling.
"Some people can slut-shame me for my lyrics about sex, and you can put me in your little box, but I just want to live and love. I recently accepted myself and will put these photos in a frame because I'll never have this moment back."
She added that she can't wait for everyone to read the interview that goes with the pictorial.