I want to adress something here. There are some comments being left at various posts making judgements about the women who posted their pictures. This is a site I created for support for all women.
Every woman here has a different body shape. Every women here has her own personal story. Along with the pictures, we sometimes get a small glimpse into these stories, but we never have any way of finding out the whole thing, just as we don’t even with those women we know in our personal lives, we all have our hidden sides.
While I originally had in mind the pictures of the less “perfect” (as so deemed by society) bodies, I am positively thrilled that even women who “snapped back” are sharing their bodies with us.
Making something as intimate as a belly or breasts as public as this site is, can be very difficult for some women and I want each woman who chooses to bare herself to be supported 100%.
It pains me to read comments calling each other catty, or questioning our breastfeeding relationship because of PICTURES. Are some of the posts here catty? Maybe. Are some of the mothers not eating enough? Perhaps. But we don’t know that. I choose to assume the best in each of these submissions because it makes me feel better about the world. I like to believe the best about people.
I am going to ask again that the only comments left are supportive ones. I would be terribly sad if this website which could be so empowering were to get a reputation of a catty and negative place.
I really don’t like to moderate much, but if I have to I will start deleting anything less than supportive. HONEST questions, asked in a polite way, will always be responded to with respect. But, lets just show the love here, mamas!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in these past two weeks, it’s that we are ALL so beautiful, regardless of how much weight we gained or lost, or how many stretchmarks we do or do not have, or how taut our tummies are or not. This site is here to provide women with the knowledge that we are not alone, so let’s just revel in the amazing beauty of our fellow mothers, and the immense power we have to come together.
(Edited to add… I also don’t want this site to become exclusive to one type of mother. All are welcome here regardless of birthing or feeding choices.)
And, once again, a HUGE thank you to all the amazing women who’ve contributed!