Many women are applauding a mother of three who posted a picture of herself in a bikini on a lifestyle Facebook page she created called “The Chic Site.”
Rachel Hollis, 32, explains in the post why she loves the picture and why she loves wearing a bikini:
“I have a belly that’s permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy…(which is something I didn’t even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I’m proud of this body and every mark on it. Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could. I wear a bikini because the only man who’s opinion matters knows what I went through to look this way. That same man says he’s never seen anything sexier than my body, marks and all. They aren’t scars ladies, they’re stripes and you’ve earned them. Flaunt that body with pride!”
Thousands of other women (and men) commented on her post and picture, some even posted pictures of their own stomachs with stress marks and loose skin.