I can’t quite remember when I began following Abby Gilmore on Instagram and Snapchat.
But a year-or-so down the track, I can honestly say the 23-year-old single mum (and good friend of Sophie Cachia) is one of my absolute favourite women to follow.
Abby is a hilarious, captivating, brilliant woman who provides insight into the world of motherhood – the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty on a daily basis, and her 41,000 social media followers bloody adore her for it.
But what makes her even more impressive? Abby went through a relationship breakdown with longterm partner and father of her children, AFL Bulldogs player Jake Stringer, within weeks of welcoming their second daughter, Arlo, into the world.
Despite the hardship of mothering two girls under three (Arlo is seven-months, Milla is two-and-a-half) in her early twenties, Abby is a freakin’ warrior.
Her Instagram posts are a blend of empowering quotes, adorable kid snaps, and brutal honesty. There’s no bullshit, or plastic surgery, or contrived bikini shots – just a young woman who’s giving parenting her all.