In the middle of last year, Australian model Nicole Trunfio appeared on the cover of Elle magazine breastfeeding her four-month-old son.
For a world that censors new mums at every turn, from social media to the supermarket, it was a groundbreaking photo shoot which started a long overdue national conversation.
But for the 30-year-old, who got her start on Search for a Supermodel, it was the impact the image had on her husband, musician Gary Clark Jr, that mattered the most.
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“I woke up the next morning after it launched and I had comments on my Instagram saying, “This is such an important thing for women and culture,” she told Stellar in a recent interview.
“For me, the most impactful thing came from home because [my husband] Gary [Clark Jnr] used to feel really uncomfortable when I’d breastfeed at a restaurant, even if I had a blanket over the top.
“When he saw the impact that it made on the world, he realised how important it was to accept it and normalise it.”