Via beautiful mamma @destinycmwilliams
Yesterday I cried because I bought a dress for my 1 year anniversary and when I tried it on... I didn’t like what I saw. I felt mutilated and I hated my body.
Then I looked at my beautiful, healthy son and I became appreciative. My body stretched and endured so much pain to keep him safe.
I sincerely believe, social media has aided our generation in the increase of #depression and #suicide . It’s hard to be happy when you are constantly looking and comparing yourself to perfection everyday. And it’s no different for postpartum women. In today’s society, we glorify the 2 week super model SnapBack - you know, the girl who can get into her pre-pregnancy jeans right after having her baby.
We rarely acknowledge or glorify the women who aren’t privy to the immediate #postpartumSnapBack .
Two weeks after having Julian, I looked 4-5 months pregnant. I had NO motivation to workout. I knew I wouldn’t have the stomach I had but because women rarely show it, I didn’t really know what to expect either. I didn’t expect this to be my body almost half a year later.
So here I am, 5 months postpartum after surviving an #emergencyCsection .
#NoSnapBack . #Nofilter . #Noediting . #Flawsandall .
Here I am showing the other side of the postpartum body spectrum - showing a different side of beautiful.
#bodypositive - 9 hours ago