Some people call them stretch marks, but Robyn Lawley calls them tiger stripes.
The Australian model, who became the first "plus-size" model to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, gave birth to a baby girl back in February. On Thursday, she shared a topless selfie showing her stretch marks on Instagram.
In an accompanying Facebook post, Lawley denied an earlier claim that she was considering having an abortion to avoid stretch marks. The 26-year-old previously opened up to Cosmopolitan about considering an abortion when she initially found out she was pregnant, but it had nothing to do with vanity.
She used the Facebook post to convey a pro-choice message, but explained how hurtful it was read those false comments. She also used it to offer women some words of body positivity.
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. We put an unbelievable amount of ridiculous time consuming pressure on women to care so much about their flaws they forget how truly beautiful they (you) are today. F**k them, who cares, be you, be loud, be proud. And put your efforts into skills that rely more on your physical self. And 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.
One hundred times yes to this.
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