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Unapologetic (Darah)

I love me with the sags.
I love me with the stretch marks.
I love me with dark circles.
I love me with frizzy hair.
I love me with pale skin.
I love me with stretch marks.
I love me with love handles.
I love me with back rolls.
I love me when I’m menstruating.
I love me when I’m lactating.
I love me with body hair.
I love me when my hands are dirty.
I love me with belly fat.
I love that my body can give life.
I love that I can sustain life.
I love me when I eat.
I love me when I’m sick.
I love me for me.

Who I am goes deeper than my skin.

I’m confident.
I’m artistic.
I’m intelligent.
I’m creative.
I’m imaginative.
I’m logical.
I’m kind.
I’m articulate.
I’m ambitious.
I’m empowering.
I’m soulful.
I’m funny.
I’m daring.
I’m charming.
I’m thoughtful.
I’m generous.

And I’m unapologetic for who I am..

~Age: 26
~Number of pregnancies and births: 4 pregnancies, 3 births
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: ten – placed for adoption, three and 5 months.

in Adoption, Belly, Breasts, Four or More Pregnancies, Poetry, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions
9 comments… add one
  • Louellen Thursday, April 18, 2013, 9:38 am

    I love how your bellybutton forms a little heart ^_^

  • Stephanie Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10:57 am

    Amen! Beautiful. And I love how Louellen noticed that about your belly button. Truly awesome.

  • Kerry Friday, April 19, 2013, 4:17 am

    I don’t see any back rolls, dark circles or frizzy hair.. I think you posted the wrong pictures to go along with your post!. But I do see everything else you described, a beautiful, empowered, life giving woman! Look at those pictures you posted, you are beautiful :) and I think you need to add “strong” to your list, I became pregnant at a young age and although i decided to raise my child (i was 18 when i delivered) i had considered adoption, the love and selflessness that goes into giving your child to a family you think can give them the best life is undoubtedly the hardest decision any parent ever has to make. You are strong mama.

  • Darah Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:50 pm

    I actually took a lot more than those four but couldn’t submit all of them. :-) I have lots of sags, definitely have back rolls when sitting or standing up straight, have cellulite on my thighs, tons of stretch marks and my nipples point to the ground. I do not mind at all though. I used to care a lot, back before I had my son and younger daughter. I eventually found things that I’m really good at, and discovered a part of me that does not depend on my looks (empowering others, art, etc.). There are more pictures if you click my name with extra angles if it will help to see more. I am happy to share. https://crunchymomconfessional.blogspot.com/2013/03/unapologetic-me.html

    Kerry, I wish I would have kept my baby. :-\ I was so young and just had nobody. If i could go back i would change the decision I made.

  • sara Thursday, April 25, 2013, 9:11 pm

    You are a bright light:)

  • Erin Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:25 pm

    Thank you!! Beautifully written and you look amazing. I bet you are a joy to be around.

  • Becky Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 12:46 pm

    Wow made me cry :’)

  • Anna Friday, May 10, 2013, 3:38 pm

    “I love that my body can give life.
    I love that I can sustain life.”

    Sounds silly but I’ve never thought of my body like that.
    You made me realise some positive things.
    … thank you <3

  • Rachel Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 6:49 am

    Thanks for that powerful message, this will make more women to appreciate their body after sustaining and bringing a new life to the world

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