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Post-Pregnancy Photo Series Shows How Mothers’ Bodies Look After Giving Birth
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Post-Pregnancy Photo Series Shows How Mothers’ Bodies Look After Giving Birth

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Photos of women in the mass media don’t seem to leave much room for women who don’t match its heavily Photoshopped concept of beauty, but photographer Jade Beall provides a healthy counterweight, using her photography to highlight just how beautiful the bodies of mothers truly are.

Beall’s photography takes women in all of their beauty – thick and thin, smooth and wrinkly, tall and short. Her photos seem especially empowering for women who have been marked with stretchmarks by their pregnancies. On her website, she writes that her goal is “ to build self-esteem in a world that thrives off women feeling insecure“ and “to inspire future generations of women to be free from the unnecessary self-suffering and embrace their beauty just as they are.“

Her photos have generated controversy by some, and were temporarily removed from Facebook for featuring nudity, but that hasn’t stopped her!

More info: jadebeall.com | Facebook | abeautifulbodyproject.com (h/t: huffpost)

Image credit: Leticia Valverdes

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MegCornell
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have never seen someone that looks like me until this series. I thought I was the only one.

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DebbieFleming
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it. We should see more of what women really look like, not this photo-shopped rubbish, especially after having babies.

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KelleyStorum
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this article. I love the photographs. I love anything that moves us women forward to a place of accepting ourselves and each other.

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MegCornell
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have never seen someone that looks like me until this series. I thought I was the only one.

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DebbieFleming
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it. We should see more of what women really look like, not this photo-shopped rubbish, especially after having babies.

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KelleyStorum
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this article. I love the photographs. I love anything that moves us women forward to a place of accepting ourselves and each other.

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