“Every body has it’s awkward moments — be kind to yourself and others.”
When Imgur user SomewhereUnderTheWater posted a series of pictures of her body on the internet, she did not expect more than one million people to see the images in the days following.
But when you see what she posted, you’ll understand why so many women around the world have shared the pictures with their friends
And why? Because she dared to show what a stomach actually looks like.
Unlike the usual ‘perfect’ fitspo bodies that litter the internet – and show a before photo and nothing more – this image dared to be a little more normal.
SomewhereUnderTheWater wrote that it was an image she hoped would encourage others to also love their bodies
We aren’t barbies. We are made of flesh and blood. These are all the same body — my body. I have worked hard for this body and I am proud of this body. In a world where we are surrounded by the images of our friends highlight reel sometimes it’s good to see a little reality so we can keep our expectations real.
No matter where you are on your body’s journey, be proud and love yourself. Make goals because you love your body not because you hate it.
And judging by the comments, that’s exactly what she’s done.
More of this in the future, please Internet.