Model Shows Off Her Stretch Marks In Powerful Post Encouraging Self-Love (Photo)
Last year, seven months into Robyn Lawley's pregnancy, she read an article in a UK gossip publication claiming she considered a late-term abortion to avoid pesky stretch marks.
Now a mother, Lawley posted a photo to Facebook of the stretch marks she earned carrying her daughter.
In the post, the model referred to the marks as “badass #tigerstripes” and said “f*ck [you]” to body critics everywhere -- predominantly to the writers of the gossip page where an unfounded nugget of hearsay led to an avalanche of bullying for Lawley.
Rather than let the memory of this experience fade with her stretch marks, Lawley decided to share her story and celebrate the physical markings of motherhood.
Lawley also addressed abortion, claiming although she did not consider it for her pregnancy, as the rumor mill suggested, she does not denounce the practice.
While it's a shame women must go to extreme lengths to defend themselves as mothers and human beings, Lawley's choice to share a personal piece of herself is a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience of every woman.