A young mum responded in the best way possible after a random stranger tried to body shame her.
Lexi Sinclair, from Kansas City, had taken her four-month old son Christian to a local pool, before being confronted by another woman ‘maybe mid 50’s’ who said that her bikini isn’t appropriate for a mother, ‘especially one who is still recovering’.
In a Facebook post, Lexi explained the upsetting incident didn’t start off that way and the conversation was in fact very friendly to start off with, as she asked questions about his weight and how he sleeps etc.
So today I took my 4 month old son to the pool. While putting Christians pool hat on, a woman (maybe mid 50s) comes up…
But, then the woman proceeded to tell her ‘that the men at the pool would feel more comfortable if I was in a one-piece swim suit’.
Somehow, Lexi managed to keep calm and smile, kiss her son and simply tell her ‘I’m proud of my body’.
My body might not be the best sight for other men to see. My stretch marks and tummy pudge might not be sexy. But they’re proof that I’ve done something amazing, and I have a man that loves me and finds me even sexier and more beautiful now. To be honest, I don’t give a tiny rats ass what other men, or a prissy twit like you think. Have a nice day though.
Nailed it! It’s no surprise that the post has since been shared over 24,000 times and received an amazing response from others.
Speaking to CNN, Lexi believes that it got such great feedback because body shaming is a problem that effects so many people.
I think it’s gotten so big because so many people can relate to how it feels to be body shamed. Not just mothers but anyone who’s a little bigger, or smaller than what the expected norm is.
Fair play to her, no-one should ever be torn down like that.