On International Woman’s Day, Ashley Graham celebrated with a photo of her showing what a mother’s raw and vulnerable love looks like.
This past Sunday, Graham who welcomed son Isaac Menelik Giovanni in January, honored the day with an epic photo of herself while in labor.
“This is the face of my greatest strength. The greatest pain I’ve ever known and the greatest accomplishment that I’ve ever achieved,” the mom captioned the photo.
“On this International Women’s Day understand that despite whatever pain or trial we have all experienced as women, we are also strong, powerful and capable of accomplishing greatness.”
“Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s all celebrate our, and each other’s strengths today,” Graham added.
Graham also shared a photo of herself giving lots of snuggles to her little on her Instagram Story.
Since Isaac’s birth, as well as throughout her pregnancy, the model has not shied away from the not-so-glorious moments of motherhood not so often talked about.
Graham shared a photo of her changing her newborn son’s dirty diaper just last month while shopping at a Staples store with #noregrets.
“Sh????t just got real!” she captioned the moment. “First diaper blow up while running errands with no restroom in sight! Thank God I remembered to put the changing mat in the diaper bag!!!”
The photo reveals Graham crouching on the floor in the middle of the aisle, wiping her son, as the 1-month-old lays on his back.
Ah, Ashley. Always keeping it real!
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.