Aussie model Robyn Lawley is speaking out to stop rumors about her pregnancy—and advocate for every woman to love herself, and her stretch marks, no matter what.
Like many moms, Robyn Lawley—inexplicably referred to as a plus-size model—developed stretch marks during her pregnancy. But, unlike most moms, the Aussie model was blasted for saying that she'd rather abort her child rather than get the marks.
Except Lawley never said that.
The mom of seven-month-old Ripley Dorothy took to Facebook to show off her stretch marks and clarify the nasty rumor that started after a Sports Illustrated interview was drastically out of context by a British gossip magazine.
The "heartless" rumor said that "Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks."
"I was shocked not only because that is not what I said, not to mention I already had a ton of stretch marks like 90% of the world, but to read that entire article and be already heavily pregnant, that's their angle?" she wrote.
Lawley is proud of her "tiger stripes"
Unfortunately, the stunning mama is no stranger to criticism regarding her perfect-to-us body. "I'm familiar with being bullied, once for not having a thigh gap (insert face palm) but to bully me for something I never said, not to mention my decision would need to be more based on the fact that I will be taking care of someone's life, a heavy decision to make, would never rest on getting stretch marks alone," she continued.
The 26-year-old added that she knew the stretch marks were coming and that she's proud of them because she "earned them." And Lawley, who said her approach to post-baby health is focused on making sure she's a good role model for her child, said society puts "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."
Her message to all women
The Aussie model, who is pro-choice, said she hates that women's rights are turning so "gimmicky" and will always fight for women to feel empowered by both their bodies and minds. "F**k them, who cares, be you, be loud, be proud. And put your efforts into skills that rely more on your physical self," she wrote to fans. "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.
"I love my daughter, I also love my human rights." Preach, Robyn!