Thank you both, very much. Abbie; it’s thanks to sites/groups like this that I feel comfortable enough to wear my bikini. I have 4 younger sister/sisters-in-law, two of which are 17 and 16. Both have had major stomach surgeries, one for ovarian cysts, and one for Crohn’s disease, leaving them with rather large and noticable scars. I strive to be a role model to them, in showing that every body is beautiful, “blemishes” included. They’re bodies are functional and now-healthy, and there should be NOTHING on them to be ashamed of. Hence, if I must put myself to the oft-harsh scrutiny of others in order to show them how beautiful they themselves are, with or without scars, I will. I hope, too, to reach other girls my age, who had children young. I remember not too long ago, when I felt completely insecure about my body because of my stretch marks. I would watch girls my age be able to prance around half dressed, without so much as a mark on their “virgin” skin, and feel ashamed of my own stretched and contorted hips and stomach. Now, I see girls in the same position I was in, and want to show them LOOK, we ALL have them. You’re beautiful. You have a fully-functioning, healthy body, that produced a fully-functioning healthy human being, and there is NOTHING about your body you should be ashamed of. I dunno, I just think society as a whole needs to see women like us, and see bodies like ours. We are shown images of Heidi Klum, 6 weeks after delivery and walking the VS runway fashion show looking tight and trim. That is not what most women look like. My husband is ecstatic about this project, as well. He was 350 lbs for the majority of his adolesence, and now bears stretch marks and saggy stomach. As a man, he had it easier. He remembers telling me how beautiful I was, how proud he was of me and my body for producing our child, and now he revels in the fact that this site is up, and people can finally realize that women are beautiful, even with the “disfigurements”, as society would have us believe, of childbirth.Anyhow, I thank you both for your kind words!
I think these are my favorite pics on this site. You have such attitide. Even as you’re baring your imperfections you KNOW you’re sexy. That sets these photos apart from most of the others I’ve seen.
Great femme fatale pose in that last pic. Red, I have to tell you, I’ve always thought that certain parts of me needed surgucal enhancement but you have me rethinking that. If you can be imperfect and be utterly sexy and confident and beautiful, maybe I can too.
I’m almost 3 months post partum and, other than more visible stretchmarks than you, we could be tummy twins I think!
I’ve been feeling awful about myself, but you look stunning so maybe I’m not so bad?
Im actually going on vacations this weekend and im struggling with what the hell am i gonna do with my body and a swimsuit. But your confidence has inspire me to do so with confidence too. You look wonderfull and showing your body with such confidence is beautiful! thanks alot! hugs to you!