In recent months, authenticity in the influencer/social media, in particular, the Instagram realm has been under quite a bit of scrutiny. I want this post to start a HEALTHY conversation about how we are viewing each other’s platforms and how we choose to run them.
|A recent photo I put together for a sponsored post that created income for my family|
And maybe there is a mama out there that just like me with photography loves creating food and finds joy in putting together those picture perfect lunch boxes. You go mama!
I debated posting this photo many times for two reasons and I’m still nervous about it. ⠀ ⠀ 1) Judgment and ⠀ 2) It’s been done. ⠀ ⠀ But in the end, this is why I am. ⠀ ⠀ My body has carried seven babies, three in which never made it earthside and wait for me to return home. This body that I was gifted has stretched, and my bones shifted to make room for my four beautiful miracles. It is not something I should be ashamed of but rather proud. My body is not shameful or ugly, it’s full of life. It carried life and it is now producing the sweet nectar of milk that my Maggie drinks that sustains her each day. Society deems this body type as broken and one that needs fixing but it is the other way around. Our mind sets need to change on how we view postpartum bodies. ⠀ ⠀ And even though I’m not the first or the last to post a picture like this I think it’s important for it to be seen more. To normalize the beauty of a postpartum body. So that when we as women birth our children the first thing we think when we look in the mirror is, “Damn girl, you are beautiful!” ⠀ ⠀ Love your postpartum bodies ladies! It sustained and gave life! That is one of the most beautiful things this life offers us. And many would kill for the chance who aren’t able too. ❤️ feel free to tag a mama who needs to read this today. ❤️❤️
You can have a staged photo but still be authenic in the caption which I see ALL THE TIME because I am reading the caption to take a deeper look.