Pregnancy and motherhood are often blamed for ‘ruining’ women’s bodies.
Stretch marks. Saggy skin. Fluctuating weight.
We’ve been conditioned to view bodies which have created and pushed out actual humans as imperfect because they’re not as small or tight skinned as they used to be.
Until very recently, author Jill Robbins felt the same.
She had ‘always hated’ her stomach – it’s her ‘problem area’, and it’s always been the part of her body that she’s been most critical of.
Saying that she lets it ‘all hang out’ anyway whenever she’s at the beach or pool.