Mummy blogger Jessica Hood has shared a powerful message about body image and the unrealistic images we see on social media. The 31 year old mother of four has shared a raw image of herself first thing in the morning telling her followers: “I hope this is the first thing you see this morning“.
I hope when you wake up this morning this is the first thing you see. Not an unrealistic image of a woman telling you to start your diet today or trying to tell you to change. Most days I wake up and scroll Instagram and it’s filled with over airbrushed Images of women in activewear promoting another cleansing juice diet or a magical solution to having a tight booty. "This is how I lost 10lbs in 7 days“ - no, Susan, you're just really, really good at photoshop. You enjoy your green smoothie while I enjoy my bacon and eggs, isn’t that what Sundays are for?.
So mummas or any women/men not feeling themselves today. This is how I woke up this morning. My eyes are sticky, my hair is messy, my breath smells like death , I feel like I’ve only slept 10 mins and my stomach isn’t flatter, in fact in looks the same as before I went to bed.
So here is your realistic image of a mum waking up on a Sunday morning. Did I mention I can hear my kids fighting on the other side of the door demanding food and youtube? My husband is wanting morning sex and I just wanna stuff my face with crispy bacon while scrolling my news feed. All and all this is my normal daily life, something you don’t see on Instagram. The side people don’t want you to see. The parts that are cringeworthy. But I’m not gonna come on here and promote something I don’t believe in.
This is me, this is my life and my body. This is my every day. What I will promote is how I got this awesome figure of my mine. I got pregnant 4 times and birthed 4 incredible humans that stretched the shit out of my body and made me crave quarter pounders and chocolate cake. It’s pretty amazing and to think I was born into this world a blanket canvas and now it’s filled with blemishes and marks showing just how much I loved and lived! May your Sunday be filled with self love and self worth ♥? x
The blog has had a huge reaction and created discussion about body image and the realities of social media and the pressures it puts on the everyday women. Jessica Hood has built a community of over 51,000 and is known for her raw, quirky and unfiltered look into motherhood.