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Representation Matters
These Moms Proved There’s No ‘Normal’ Postpartum Body With Just 1 Group Pic
Una Dabiero
Editorial Associate at Fairygodboss
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Women have so many pressures postpartum. They're adjusting to their new child, navigating health changes, rethinking priorities; the last thing they need to be thinking about is how other people perceive their appearance. But many women experience body shaming of their post-baby body — even beauty bloggers who are known for their style and, well, beauty. 

That's why a group of four mom bloggers — Desiree Fortin, Katie Crenshaw, Meg Boggs, and Bethanie Garcia — snapped a group picture that demonstrates that no two postpartum bodies are the same. The women faced some major hate for their photos, so Garcia posted a seriously powerful response. 

First, she captured the mean-spirited responses the photos were getting — which ranged from "Is this an advertisement for why women should get tummy tucks?" to “So, you’re saying that skinny women don’t have real bodies?” Then, she gave an amazing response: 

"It’s a shame that the point has been completely missed by some of the people that have taken time out of their day to comment," Garcia said. "If you look at this photo and your first thought is 'why are there no skinny women', you have bigger issues to deal with, my friend. You can look literally anywhere: film, TV, Instagram, magazines, video games and see skinny women. Other body types are absolutely underrepresented in media and it causes women with those body types to feel less than... to feel like they’re not good enough."

"I want to encourage anyone who felt the need to leave any of the above comments to dig deeper, self-reflect, gain some perspective, learn," she finished. 

The best way to ensure all women feel valued, no matter what their body looks like? Representation — and reminding everyone why it's important. Garcia nailed that mission. YGG. 

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