Singer Kimberly Henderson broke through in December 2014 when her starkly honest, intimate version of Sam Smith's and Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" blew up the internets.
After countless appearances and compliments on her post-mom figure, Henderson posted this:
Her post reads:
"Everyone always compliments me on how I have such a "perfect" body after 4 kids. I decided to upload this pic and leave my belly 'unedited' 'unphotoshopped' because I used to struggle with accepting my body after kids. I used to have a six pack before my babies.. And now even though I work out I know its not going to make my loose skin tight.. Or my stretch marks disappear ever lol and I'm ok with that because everyday I get to wake up to 4 beautiful smiling faces and I'm reminded that they are worth this flabby belly and they are worth these stretch marks. I still wear a bikini because being a mother makes me feel beautiful.. Not having a flat tummy. It took a long time to get there.. Because I struggled so much with my body. I struggled so much because I was young and all these girls my age had perfect bodies and I was in my one piece bathing suit trying to hide all my flaws. And I'm not trying to say I have it worse than anyone else or bad or anything like that just reminding you guys.. That your body is beautiful... BECAUSE we ARE moms and we ARE superheroes and we freakin ROCK and in my opinion that is sexier than any 6 pack!"
The response to her post has been intense and overwhelmingly positive, with many, many women proudly posting pix of their own bodies, and comments like these.
Some men pitched in, too. A couple of them — not this guy — possibly even hitting on Henderson.
But most are from moms who've been waiting for someone to say they understand.
That this is a sign of a life being lived.
And in some families, it sounds like Henderson's provided the supporting evidence they were looking for.
But maybe it's this woman, out of over 5,000 comments, who summed it up best:
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