Pregnancy blog, 10/08/2017
Since giving birth to her son five years ago, Hilary Duff (or Lizzie McGuire as you may remember her) has spoken openly about her experience of motherhood and being a working mum.
Her honest interviews and sassy captions make her very much a WWLFW (Woman We’d Like to be Friends With, of course).
And her latest Instagram post is no exception. She writes on behalf of ‘young girls, women, and mothers of all ages’, hitting back at the body shamers that have commented on recent snaps of her and son Luca on holiday.
‘Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, let’s be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed.’
True to form, she ends her post with the ultimate shut down: #kissmyass.
Hilary’s post echoes Clemmie Hooper’s body positive movement on Instagram in May. Her empowering messages encouraged other mum bloggers Giovanna Fletcher and Clemmie Telford to upload their own images and messages of support.
We think it’s great that mums like Hilary and Clemmie are using their platform to spread messages of encouragement to other parents. While it’s true that many mums struggle with body image after the birth, it’s important to recognise the enormous change that your body has gone through to create your beautiful baby.
There really is no such thing as ‘normal’ and it’s time that mums celebrated their post-baby bodies.
You can show your support by using the hashtag #LoveYourBabyLoveYourBody on Instagram, and remember, you're ALWAYS ready to rock that bikini.
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