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“1 year ago I took a pic in these pants – 1 month pregnant. I haven’t worn them since, bc they haven’t fit! A lot has changed since last year… some moments you all saw & most you all did not see bc that’s how social media goes right?” Robertson began her post.
“I rarely read my dms but recently I did. The first DM I opened was from a mom who felt I should know that her & her daughters were unfollowing me. Which is totally fine to unfollow me, but it was WHY that got me. She went on to say that it is bc of how much I brag & flaunt my body & how hard it was for her to see my body after giving birth ‘bounce back’.”
“I have thought about this. I’ve thought about it how you would think of a good comeback 10 minutes after the fact,” Robertson continued.
“I thought about how I could’ve told her that I didn’t ‘bounce back’ how you may perceive outwardly. I could tell her about parts of me that haven’t healed yet. I could tell her about the bumps that I still have covering half of my body since birth bc of a new allergy triggered by a stressful labor.”
“I could’ve told her things my doctor has told me, & the counselor I saw helped me through. I could’ve told her how a lot of things I don’t tell people, but I didn’t.”
“I didn’t tell her that and I don’t post stuff like that bc the truth is my year, my days, and certainly my life are not defined by my body, and especially not the negative things my body is faced with because tbh it’s done some awesome things this year I’d rather document! So I post the good mostly.”
“Does that mean I’m bragging? That is certainly not my intent. I just feel as though we have better and bigger things to talk about.”
“The last year of my life wasn’t about my body changing, but it was about me as a person growing. Growing life, growing in love, growing in endurance, growing in consistency, in faith, in hope…growing in many things. I hope those are the things you saw.”
“I honestly believe those things are more helpful to show then the bumps, the jeans not fitting, the workouts I can’t do & so on.”
“Ladies, I just want to challenge you not to become insecure bc of what someone else chooses to or not to post. Our confidence should not be found on the measure of how good or bad someone else is doing.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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