Is This What Motherhood Really Looks Like?
April 23, 2012
Have you heard about this new website, theshapeofamother.com? Yes, that pic above is from the site. And before you gawk, hear me out.
Moms are bombarded with images of celebrities who bounce back in 2 seconds and never have scar or flab to show they were ever pregnant. The beauty of Photoshop, right? So the woman behind the site thought wouldn’t it be great if moms submitted pictures of their real, un-airbrushed bodies to help support and encourage other moms coming to terms with their post-baby selves. Pouches, stretch marks, saggy skin–it’s all there.
Now I know it’s drastically different from what we’re used to seeing about moms–some of the pictures even make me squeamish. But I have to give it to Bonnie, the founder of the site, and all the moms who’ve submitted pictures of themselves. As much as I’d like to look like Miranda Kerr naked, the truth is I look more like the rest of the moms on The Shape of a Mother. And I’m guessing, a lot of you do, too.
Which leads me to my next question… would you submit a picture of your motherhood marks? You know, the stretch marks, deflated boobs and less-than-toned tummies. I’m normally quite indifferent to my body, but I don’t know if I’d have the courage to share my imperfections with the world. Would you? Share in the comments.
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