I've had 4 children. I have stretch marks over my chest, stomach, butt and thighs.
Once upon a time their father said to me 'It's like buying a Ferrari, only for it to be in an accident and it can never be repaired.' It devastated me at the time, that the man I loved and who's baby I carried would objectify me in such a way.
I realise he was fighting his own inner battle and can lovingly forgive him.
I look at my body, 35 and 4 healthy children, and it may not be perfect, but I honour the way out has evolved. With my first born, it meant the death of the girl I was and the creation of the women I am, and am becoming.
So instead of seeing my scars as imperfections, I choose to see them as trophies, as a physical reminder not only of the somatic pains of becoming a mother, but of the invisible hurdles, the heart stuff that can never be seen, but that has been more of a catalyst for the evolution of who I am becoming.
Perhaps it was even a shedding of the youthful cocoon to find my wings and become as a butterfly I've always loved!!
Ferrari to WINGS!!!
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I LOVE this because it's so true. Everytime you watch TV or look through magazines or pretty much anywhere, there's gorgeous, perfect, photoshopped woman half naked (which no shame, do you boo) and for men to see one thing and be like "omg I'm so uncomfortable" is so ironic because we are so used to it we barely even notice how many times a day we see a woman being used to promote things in a sexual, objectifying manner. Not to mention how much it can affect our self esteem growing up without even realizing it - Lexi
#girlpower#sexism#sexist#objectification#feminism#feminist#bodypositive#bodypositivity13 ♡ 2 ✍
In every shared smile and laughter; In every silent prayer answered; In every opportunity that comes your way – may Allah bless you immensely! Eid Mubarak - Anonymous. #Eyanaturals#Eyanistas#EyaSalon10 ♡ 0 ✍