Married and mother of three children, Rachel Hollis is also a charismatic blogger, author of the popular The Chic Site.
Used to writing about lifestyle, fashionism, beauty care, recipes and many tips and tricks, Rachel decided to show herself without shame during her trip to Cancun in March 2015. The bathing suit was replaced by the bikini and the idea to crop the picture was not carried out. Why? Because mothers are also women and most of them carry pregnancy marcs, brought by a time of extreme happiness.
“I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that’s permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy… (which is something I didn’t even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I’m proud of this body and every mark on it. Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could. I wear a bikini because the only man who’s opinion matters knows what I went through to look this way. That same man says he’s never seen anything sexier than my body, marks and all. They aren’t scars ladies, they’re stripes and you’ve earned them. Flaunt that body with pride! #HollisHoliday”.
In a few weeks the post already had more than 8 thousand likes on Instagram anda round half a million on Facebook. According to Rachel Hollis, speaking to Huffington Post, this great success teaches us an important lesson: “They want to see things that are aspirational but it needs to be tempered by the truth” she explains, “it’s fine to show lives on social media with blown out hair and cute outfits but we need to be honest about the hard stuff as well. The truth makes us feel like we’re not alone … the truth makes us think ‘Me Too! I feel that way too!'”