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We live in a world where the definition of beauty has fallen by the wayside. Is beauty created on a computer? Is it hiding every last flaw to evolve into something you’re not? Is it plastering on the fake tan and airbrushing every “undesirable” area …to achieve what society has defined as “perfection”?

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Regrann from @_maramartin_ -  Wow! WHAT A NIGHT! Words can’t even describe how amazing I feel after being picked to walk the runway for @si_swimsuit. Anyone who knows me, knows it has been a life long dream of mine.
I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL!
But to be honest, the real reason I can’t believe it is a headline is because it shouldn’t be a headline!!! My story of being a mother and feeding her while walking  is just that. Last night there are far more deserving headlines that our world should see. One woman is going to boot camp in two weeks to serve our country (sorry i don’t know your IG handle 🤦🏽‍♀️), one woman had a mastectomy (@allynrose), and another is a cancer survivor, 2x paralympic gold medalist, as well as a mother herself (@bren_hucks you rock)  Those are the stories that our world should be discussing!!!! Just thinking about all that was represented there... I desperately need to give the most thanks to @mj_day for this. She supported me in what I did last night. Without her support this wouldn’t even be  discussed!!!! She and the entire Sports Illustrated family are the most amazing and incredible team to have worked with.  THANK YOU for letting all 16 of us be our true selves, strong beautiful women!!! Because of you, my daughter is going to grow up in a better world, where she will always feel this way!!!!!! Lastly, to every single woman that rocked that runway with me. Be proud. I know I am of you! You all have inspired me in ways unimaginable. I love you all!!! #siswimsearch - #nonairbrushedme
Regrann from @_maramartin_ - Wow! WHAT A NIGHT! Words can’t even describe how amazing I feel after being picked to walk the runway for @si_swimsuit. Anyone who knows me, knows it has been a life long dream of mine. I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL! But to be honest, the real reason I can’t believe it is a headline is because it shouldn’t be a headline!!! My story of being a mother and feeding her while walking is just that. Last night there are far more deserving headlines that our world should see. One woman is going to boot camp in two weeks to serve our country (sorry i don’t know your IG handle 🤦🏽‍♀️), one woman had a mastectomy (@allynrose), and another is a cancer survivor, 2x paralympic gold medalist, as well as a mother herself (@bren_hucks you rock) Those are the stories that our world should be discussing!!!! Just thinking about all that was represented there... I desperately need to give the most thanks to @mj_day for this. She supported me in what I did last night. Without her support this wouldn’t even be discussed!!!! She and the entire Sports Illustrated family are the most amazing and incredible team to have worked with. THANK YOU for letting all 16 of us be our true selves, strong beautiful women!!! Because of you, my daughter is going to grow up in a better world, where she will always feel this way!!!!!! Lastly, to every single woman that rocked that runway with me. Be proud. I know I am of you! You all have inspired me in ways unimaginable. I love you all!!! #siswimsearch - #nonairbrushedme
Regrann from @allisonkimmey -  This is a very vulnerable post for me. November 2014 was the month before I decided to change my entire life. Everything around me was rapidly approaching rock bottom, and although on the surface and to friends and family we were the perfect family of four with a house at the beach, nice cars and good bodies...behind closed doors everything was falling apart: my husband and I were fighting constantly and the D word was uttered many times, our finances were in shambles, nearing foreclosure on our house and repossession of our car. My husband had just taken his dream job at half the salary and I had to go work as a cocktail waitress at a swingers club. I was drinking every single night until I got drunk which led to smoking every night. I used my body as a way to get attention and validation from others. And I hated the woman I had become through and through. I hid from myself so I wouldn’t have to face the obvious destruction around me. I slapped on a fake smile in front of my kids and rushed through days to get to bedtime. I prayed to false gods hoping that my life would magically change just because I thought it should. And it didn’t. And I was broken.
Everything had to change.
Everything.
So I looked back at everything that had gone wrong and decided I couldn’t fix this like I had “fixed” things before - with patches and bandaids holding together my brokenness. I had to heal from the inside out. And in December of 2014 I made that decision. The greatest decision of my entire life: that I was worthy of so much more in life, that I could love myself just as I am, and that I was allowed to thrive and not just barely survive. After 4 years of steady small steps, many failures, picking myself back up and being the only person that believed I could do it - I am happy to tell you that I am doing it. Because I finally found the truth amongst all the lies that I had built my life around. And I found the strength to change the course of my life, not just for me but for my whole family. When I look at these pictures I see a woman that has overcome. That is in love with herself. That is on fire for God. That is a light in the darkness. For
Regrann from @allisonkimmey - This is a very vulnerable post for me. November 2014 was the month before I decided to change my entire life. Everything around me was rapidly approaching rock bottom, and although on the surface and to friends and family we were the perfect family of four with a house at the beach, nice cars and good bodies...behind closed doors everything was falling apart: my husband and I were fighting constantly and the D word was uttered many times, our finances were in shambles, nearing foreclosure on our house and repossession of our car. My husband had just taken his dream job at half the salary and I had to go work as a cocktail waitress at a swingers club. I was drinking every single night until I got drunk which led to smoking every night. I used my body as a way to get attention and validation from others. And I hated the woman I had become through and through. I hid from myself so I wouldn’t have to face the obvious destruction around me. I slapped on a fake smile in front of my kids and rushed through days to get to bedtime. I prayed to false gods hoping that my life would magically change just because I thought it should. And it didn’t. And I was broken. Everything had to change. Everything. So I looked back at everything that had gone wrong and decided I couldn’t fix this like I had “fixed” things before - with patches and bandaids holding together my brokenness. I had to heal from the inside out. And in December of 2014 I made that decision. The greatest decision of my entire life: that I was worthy of so much more in life, that I could love myself just as I am, and that I was allowed to thrive and not just barely survive. After 4 years of steady small steps, many failures, picking myself back up and being the only person that believed I could do it - I am happy to tell you that I am doing it. Because I finally found the truth amongst all the lies that I had built my life around. And I found the strength to change the course of my life, not just for me but for my whole family. When I look at these pictures I see a woman that has overcome. That is in love with herself. That is on fire for God. That is a light in the darkness. For
Regrann from @chloeandpaisley -  Yesterday someone on here called me a fatass. Somebody I don’t even know. A total stranger. A troll. My first reaction was my stomach dropping to my butt in full blown anxiety. Why would someone be that mean to me? Especially on such a beautiful post that has resonated with so many women + mothers + soon to be mothers. I look at the picture I had posted and only see beauty. Curves and rolls and stretch marks—all given to me from the life changing process that is growing a human within your body. I let those feelings of insecurity and shame roll over my shoulders, down my back and onto the floor. Remembrance of bullies in elementary, middle and high school flood my brain as I try and let go of the pain that some random persons words caused me. Tears were streaming down my face and that’s when it hit me,
F**K. THEM.
What’s so wrong with being fat? What’s wrong with curves? What’s wrong with these tiger stripes, and the way these creamy rolls fold up when I lay a certain way? We have GOT to separate the negativity associated with the the word f a t. I’m fat and that’s OK. I love salads with my cookies and I’ll drink an effing milkshake with my organic quinoa salad. It’s about balance and it’s nobody’s business but my own!
I’m gently reminding myself every single day that my own body image, self worth and self love are not dependent on what other people think of me. My body is exactly where it needs to be right now and NOBODY, I mean NOMOTHAF*CKINGBODY is going to tell me anything different. 🤘🏼
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Regrann from @chloeandpaisley - Yesterday someone on here called me a fatass. Somebody I don’t even know. A total stranger. A troll. My first reaction was my stomach dropping to my butt in full blown anxiety. Why would someone be that mean to me? Especially on such a beautiful post that has resonated with so many women + mothers + soon to be mothers. I look at the picture I had posted and only see beauty. Curves and rolls and stretch marks—all given to me from the life changing process that is growing a human within your body. I let those feelings of insecurity and shame roll over my shoulders, down my back and onto the floor. Remembrance of bullies in elementary, middle and high school flood my brain as I try and let go of the pain that some random persons words caused me. Tears were streaming down my face and that’s when it hit me, F**K. THEM. What’s so wrong with being fat? What’s wrong with curves? What’s wrong with these tiger stripes, and the way these creamy rolls fold up when I lay a certain way? We have GOT to separate the negativity associated with the the word f a t. I’m fat and that’s OK. I love salads with my cookies and I’ll drink an effing milkshake with my organic quinoa salad. It’s about balance and it’s nobody’s business but my own! I’m gently reminding myself every single day that my own body image, self worth and self love are not dependent on what other people think of me. My body is exactly where it needs to be right now and NOBODY, I mean NOMOTHAF*CKINGBODY is going to tell me anything different. 🤘🏼 .... .... 📷: @brightonphotography #bodylove #bodyacceptance #bodypositive #loveyourbody #embraceyourbody #allbodiesarebeautiful #bodyconfident #fitandcurvy #bodyloveforall #celebratemysize #trusttheprocess #stopbodyshaming #positivebodyimage #beautybeyondsize #glitterstripes #effyourbeautystandards #healthyisthenewskinny #embracethesquish #thisiswhatfitlookslike #boycottthebefore #losehatenotweight #nonairbrushedme #stophatingyourbody #icanseeyourbeauty #postpartum #selflove #motherhoodthroughinstagram #bodypositivity #thebump #myformerbump @thebump