"Mom of 1 beautiful goofy boy. My sons dad ran out on us when I was 7 months pregnant and never came back. I had to work 2 jobs to afford everything and it was the hardest yet most rewarding time of my life. I gave birth to my son with no man to hold my hand. And I did everything from feedings and diaper changes to paying all the bills. Today I’m in a wonderfully healthy relationship with someone who loves my stretch marks and thinks I’m beautiful. Moral of this story is, you can’t win a battle without getting some scars. These are mine, and I wear them proud!"
"I am a 23 year old mother of a two year old baby boy. Before my pregnancy I weighed 120 pounds and stood 5’1. Little did my doctors know I would carry around a 9pound 4oz baby in little ol me. Making me gain 46pounds (166) I breastfeed my son for 4 months and had to stop due to stress from postpardom. I looked in the mirror at my body everyday and felt hopeless. But here I am 2 years later now weighing 114 pounds with no diet or excersize. Even though I am not completely comfortable showing my stomach, I am one step closer due to this page… THANK YOU. Next summer I will be rocking a low rise 2 piece instead of my normal high waist!!!"
I wrote a piece called “The Battle” that’s in my new book. It talks about my depression and attempted suicide(s). it’s HARD to heal yourself and try and fight off demons at the same time. send your love and kindness to those struggling with depression and mental illness. I feel for humans who don’t make it through the darkness because I was once there myself. and I have to make a conscious effort not to go back there. we all don’t fight it and we all can’t beat it. have understanding and compassion for your neighbor.
get help if you’re struggling: 1 (800) 273-8255
I remember first seeing @simonebattle and falling in love with her beauty and regal stature. I’m sad to hear that she passed away yesterday. It’s very hard to deal with depression and I know first hand what it feels like to want to not be here on earth anymore. Depression is tough and you never know what another human being is dealing with. It breaks my heart that she wasn’t able to win the fight against depression and my prayers go out to her loved ones. If you are struggling with depression or any type of mental illness, please go get help. We lose so many people from suicide each year. Rest in peace, Simone.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255
it’s hard to believe that I was so stuck on my hair when I had it. being low cut is amazing. I feel sexy, new and royal after every cut and line up. Never in a million years did I think that after every visit to the barber I would feel 10x more beautiful. what’s so awesome about us (women) is that we are literally EVERYTHING and more. we can rock our hair long or short, we grow people if we choose, we can wear the pants in our relationships, should we get tired of our skirts; or dresses…we can stay at home and take care of the house, go out into the world and build an empire or BOTH. we are just the sh*t and I love us.