Here at YMC we're huge fans of Australian model Robyn Lawley, who once spoke out about the absurdity of the fashion industry and "thigh gap." She has again spoken her mind, this time defending her post-pregnancy stretch marks.
The face of Ralph Lauren posted a proud selfie showing off her "tiger stripes" in response to a UK gossip magazine's headline, "Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks."
Lawley took to social media to shame the tabloid while urging moms to be proud of their post-pregnancy bodies.
"As for my stretch marks I knew they were coming and as they're fading into white (like all my others) I thought I might capture them. Because they are some bad ass #tigerstripes. And I earned them," she wrote on her Facebook page.
"To anyone who feels bad about your body especially after a baby, you are a warrior, you created a life inside of you, that's no easy feat."
Lawley was seven months pregnant at the time the misleading article was published last year, causing stress to her and her unborn baby. Hundreds of people criticized and bullied her before the article was eventually removed.
Lawley, who claims she "already had a tonne of stretch marks like 90% of the world," maintains that her decision to terminate a pregnancy would never hinge on something as trifling as stretch marks.
Damn straight. While I don't exactly love my stripes, I don't lose sleep over them either. Still, it's nice to be reminded that even supermodels have them.
"It's 2015 we have to urgently make women feel empowered by their bodies and minds. We should not be taking their rights and choices away," she writes. "I love my daughter, I also love my human rights."
And we love you, Robyn!