“Screw what society wants from me. This is what’s on offer.”
You gotta love a woman with #badassundies.
South Australian mum Mel Rymill never expected to find fame for her grannie pants she just wanted other women to find the same pride in their bodies that she has.
But in just a few days she has not just found unexpected viral fame but become a role model with her message about body empowerment.
Her inspiring words came just after a session with a personal trainer.
She says the trainer confronted her with a statement that left her shocked and angry.
“Obviously you want to get back to your pre-baby weight”
Mel says that when she heard it she was annoyed.
“It wasn’t a question, it was a statement. And it pissed. Me. Off.”
Following her session Mel uploaded a photo to Facebook complete with greasy hair, makeup free, her breast-feeding bra and her granny undies and she urged other women to do the same with the hashtag #badassundies.
The post has now been shared more than 6,000 times with women from Ireland to the US saying Mel’s photo has left them feeling empowered.
She said in her post “I corrected her nicely by simply saying “my goal is to regain my core strength and endurance…I’m not worried by how my body looks, only how it functions…it can be pretty badass”.
“But it got me thinking” she continued.
Mel went on to explain that no matter what size women are there is pressure to look good.