Ashley Graham proudly bares stretch marks in candid Instagram photo one month on from pregnancy
Plus-size model Ashley Graham has proudly bared her stretch marks in a candid Instagram picture a month after giving birth to her first child on January 18 - a daughter whose name is not known.
The little girl's name is set to be made public on the "Pretty Big Deal" podcast later this month, as per Fox News.Graham shared this nude video while pregnant:
In a picture that displays her body, the 32-year-old proudly shows off her new stretch marks, writing: "same me. few new stories."
In another candid post about post-partum life, Graham explained that she never knew how much it would affect her body.
She wrote: "Raise your hand if you didn’t know you'd be changing your own diapers too. After all these years in fashion, I never could've guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are!
"No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it's not all rainbows and butterflies!"
In a world where many women feel pressured to conform to impossible beauty standards, Graham's postpartum posts are undoubtedly a welcome breath of fresh air for many.
This comes after Graham featured on the cover of Vogue while pregnant, an experience she described as "so surreal", per Fox News. She also opened up about her experience of motherhood, dubbing it "both incredibly exciting and also isolating."
"I've always had control over my body - when everyone else wanted to dictate what it should be, I took full control over it - but I had this life inside of me saying, It's not yours anymore, it's mine."