Former TV star Jessica Rowe left Studio Ten almost a year ago, saying she wanted more time to focus on her family.
And now Friday, the 48-year-old journalist revealed the backlash she suffered after she resigned from the breakfast show.
Speaking on The Project, the author and mother-of-two said a number of people labelled her decision 'old fashioned.'
'I'm a proud feminist': Jessica Rowe, 48, has revealed the backlash she suffered after her shock resignation from Studio Ten for her 'old fashioned' decision to focus on her family. Pictured appearing on The Project on Friday night
Reflecting on her shock departure from the show, she said she wanted to 'listen to her heart' and focus on daughters Allegra, 12, and Giselle, 10.
'I'm a proud feminist. A lot of people at the time said I was old fashioned,' Jessica, who is married to Nine newsreader Peter Overton, said.
Jessica continued by explaining her brand of feminism was about showing support for the choices women make.
Not happy: Jessica defended her decision, saying that her brand of feminism was about 'supporting all the different choices we make as women'. Pictured on The Project
Leaning in: Jessica said the decision to leave the morning show was difficult but she decided: "It was the right time to lean in hard for my family". Here with Allegra, 12, (L) and Giselle, 10 (R)
'For me, my brand of feminism is about supporting all the different choices that we make as women,' she said, with the panel nodding in agreement.
The former TV star finished: 'And for me, at this time of my life, it is the right time to lean in