Authoress Jade Beall decided to create the publication to show the world that real women don’t bounce back to their pre-pregnancy bodies, and needn’t conform to the media’s unrealistic expectations or the trickery of the photoshop.
The book features women during pregnancy, stretch marks and operation scars included. Each woman experiences changes with their bodies both during and after pregnancy, and it is unrealistic to expect women to bounce back to how they once were.
“We are facing an epidemic of women who feel unworthy of being called beautiful” said Jade Beall she continues by saying “shaming mothers for not ‘boun cing back’ after chilbirth can cause feelings of failure when being a mother is challenging enough. My dream is to be a part of a movement of being kind to ourselves and to others, and witness a generation of young people that no longer waste years of precious life on self-loathing like i have because they think they are un-beautiful” she told the Huffington Post.
The book will feature black and white pictures of women and their newborns. The book is includes ‘incredible, inspiring and sometimes painful stories of each woman’ and is set to be available in January 2014. The book has been self funding, with people donating money to her cause, over $35,000 has been raised for the publication.
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