Last week, a new Australian mother, named Mel Rymill made a powerful statement to stop post-baby body shaming. She shared a photo of herself on Facebook wearing nothing but "nana undies and a bedtime nursing bra."
Though the selfie was intended as a response to Rymill's physical therapist, who suggested that she will "obviously want" to get back to her pre-baby weight, it has reached a much larger audience.
And it's hardly surprising why, given how powerful Rymill's statement is.
"So here I am. I may not be magazine ready, my nana undies and bedtime nursing bra are certainly not going to be rocking a runway anytime soon [...]. But I am strong. My body is healthy. Hell, I am badass as f*ck!" Rymill writes on Facebook.
"Post pregnant women are told they look good if they return to their pre-baby body quickly leading to the assumption that they look bad if the keep the extra weight," Rymill also writes in her Facebook message. "Skinny people are envied for their lack of fat or shamed for apparently starving themselves. Voluptuous women are either labelled fat and shamed or they're labelled brave for being comfortable in their own skin. There is always pressure."
Now women around the world, inspired by Rymill, are showing off their #BadassUndies too to promote body positvity:
Way to inspire each other ladies. The female body is beautiful, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.