Kimberly Henderson is a musician and a proud mother of 4.
The video exploded on YouTube in December, and now, Henderson is making social media waves again with another mom-positive post.
There’s no denying she is a beautiful woman and in great shape. Henderson has often received compliments on her “perfect” body is after having 4 kids.
So she wanted to show the world what “perfect” really looks like.
She posted this photo to Instagram showing off her stomach with the stretch marks and saggy skin that are typical after giving birth.
Everyone always compliments me on how I have such a "perfect" body after 4 kids. I decided to upload this pic and leave my belly "unedited" "unphotoshopped" because I used to struggle with accepting my body after kids. I used to have a six pack before my babies.. And now even though I work out I know its not going to make my loose skin tight.. Or my stretch marks disappear ever lol and I'm ok with that because everyday I get to wake up to 4 beautiful smiling faces and I'm reminded that they are worth this flabby belly and they are worth these stretch marks. I still wear a bikini because being a mother makes me feel beautiful.. Not having a flat tummy. It took a long time to get there.. Because I struggled so much with my body. I struggled so much because I was young and all these girls my age had perfect bodies and I was in my one piece bathing suit trying to hide all my flaws. And I'm not trying to say I have it worse than anyone else or bad or anything like that just reminding you guys.. That your body is beautiful… BECAUSE we ARE moms and we ARE superheroes and we freakin ROCK and in my opinion that is sexier than any 6 pack! ;)#body #fit #love #strength #motherhood #mama #inspire #truth
And this IS a beautiful body. As Henderson says, her experience and her life as a mom shows in those stretch marks, and that makes her more beautiful than 6-pack abs would. She explained her motivation to the Huffington Post:
“Because of my thin figure people don’t think I have imperfections or insecurities. I wanted to show other women that I am just like them — stretch marks, loose skin.”
Over 8,000 commenters on Facebook have been inspired by Henderson’s confidence. Many other moms posted photos of their own stretch marks in the comments.
Even some men have chimed in saying they like when a woman’s body shows her life experience: “Here’s a little fyi that men usually don’t like to admit (but it’s the truth)…marks on a woman are sexy!! It shows you’ve gone through a battle and survived! It’s sexy!”
I hope this brings a smile to every mother who reads it. Keep rockin’ that sexy mom bod, and don’t ever be ashamed of it!