Ashley Graham got candid with fans in an Instagram post on Monday (10Feb20) as she reflected on the realities of postpartum life.
The 32-year-old model and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed son Isaac into the world last month (Jan20), and have been enjoying life with their first child ever since.
But Ashley was determined to tell her followers that being a new mother is anything but glamorous, as she posted a snap of herself wearing a pair of disposable underwear and flaunting her unshaven armpits as she took the selfie.
“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” Ashley wrote alongside the image, which also saw her showing off her postpartum bump by rolling up her black vest top. “After all these years in fashion I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are!
“No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!… It’s unbelievable the obstacles we still face talking about what women really go through.”
Ashley also thanked her pal Chelsea Rosen Hirschhorn, CEO of company Frida Mom, whose company motto is “be postpartum prepared”, adding: “All their stuff she sent me has been a life saver.”
Ashley’s post quickly received likes from her famous friends including Jessica Alba, Amber Valletta and Katherine Langford, who commented: “You’re amazing.”