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This Mom’s Powerful Before-And-After Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Your Body
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This Mom’s Powerful Before-And-After Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Your Body

In a world where everybody seems to be striving to portray themselves in the most Instagram-worthy way possible, Laura Mazza decided to do the opposite and show the world how things really are by posting these honest before-and-after childbirth pictures on Facebook.

“On the left – This was my body before kids,” wrote the Melbourne-based blogger and mom of two on Facebook. “No stretch marks. A belly button that was high. A flat stomach. On the right is me now. People don’t want to see this photo. It’s not pleasing to the eye anymore. It’s not a body to be admired. But you know what? I have achieved more with this body, then I have with my old body. I’ve lived more, I’ve given more, I’ve enjoyed more. I’ve made life. This body, THIS body should be celebrated and admired. No matter what size you are, a size 6 or size 60. You deserve to celebrate it.” Well said Laura!

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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While "you deserve to celebrate it" is absolutely true and "love myself" is the key here, "THIS body should be celebrated and admired" hints to the underlying problem: soecietal norms and expectations built around questionable ideals. We are told and educated what to admire, what to ignore, and what to disrespect. The approach should rather be more empathy when judging others, and much more optimism when judging yourself. The very same approach makes it hard for me to understand why you would refrain from healthy food for body ideals...

Amber Ridgdill
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What bothers me is on "fat positive" posts, people go out of their way to degrade skinny people... which to me defeats the entire point.

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Daria B
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I won't pretend who knows what, I see why her previous body is considered as better looking, and if I could choose, I too would prefer that body over the "new" one. Having said that, I think she's still beautiful. Surely she got bigger, but she is beautiful either way. Yes, I mean visually.

Toni Tea
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for this honest post. It made me rethink my own attitude towards my body!

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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While "you deserve to celebrate it" is absolutely true and "love myself" is the key here, "THIS body should be celebrated and admired" hints to the underlying problem: soecietal norms and expectations built around questionable ideals. We are told and educated what to admire, what to ignore, and what to disrespect. The approach should rather be more empathy when judging others, and much more optimism when judging yourself. The very same approach makes it hard for me to understand why you would refrain from healthy food for body ideals...

Amber Ridgdill
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What bothers me is on "fat positive" posts, people go out of their way to degrade skinny people... which to me defeats the entire point.

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I won't pretend who knows what, I see why her previous body is considered as better looking, and if I could choose, I too would prefer that body over the "new" one. Having said that, I think she's still beautiful. Surely she got bigger, but she is beautiful either way. Yes, I mean visually.

Toni Tea
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for this honest post. It made me rethink my own attitude towards my body!

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