Mom of three Ayesha Curry is arguably best known for her go-getter attitude and ability to make her life look so put together. The businesswoman and chef has an enviable Instagram presence, brand partnership with CoverGirl and marriage to Golden State Warrior Steph Curry. But recently, she opened up about the postpartum depression she experienced after having her second child — and how it manifested in her lacking confidence about her body.
“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum [depression] that lingered for a while. It came in the form of me being depressed about my body,” she told Working Mother.
Curry is normally proud of her body and how it is making an impact in the entertainment industry. She says she is “170 pounds on a good day” and that she values her ability to be a CoverGirl because she “felt like [she] didn’t fit the mold [of a CoverGirl].”
But like many women who are shocked by how their body changes post-baby or feel judged for their appearance, Curry struggled to accept herself postpartum. She got a breast surgery and was unhappy with the results.
“I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want,” she said. “I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I’m an advocate of if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?”
Curry’s right. We should empower each other to make the choices that make us feel confident, post-baby, pre-baby or whenever. That could mean plastic surgery, it could mean working out every day and it could mean taking your body as it is. After all, as Curry shares later in her interview, we should be reminding each other that it’s other things that matter more.
“I want my girls to understand who they are—and to love it.”