(WTXF) - A plus-size model and mother is speaking out and encouraging other mothers to take pride in their bodies post-pregnancy, including stretch marks.
Robyn Lawley, 26, showed off her own stretch marks in a topless photo she posted to Facebook last Thursday in response to an article that claimed she considered getting an abortion to avoid stretch marks, according to PEOPLE.
Lawley denies the claims.
"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 percent of the world – but to read that entire article and be already heavily pregnant, that's their angle?" she wrote.
Lawley gave birth to her daughter Ripley Dorothy in February and continued to defend her #tigerstripes in the post.
"As for my stretch marks, I knew they were coming and as they're fading into white (like all my others) I thought I might capture them," she wrote. "Because they are some bad ass #tigerstripes. And I earned them."
Lawley spoke about the pressures of society on women to have perfect bodies.
"We put 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," she wrote. "[Expletive] them, who cares, be you, be loud, be proud."
The model wants mothers to be accepting of their bodies and to love them, despite any perceived flaws.
"To anyone who feels bad about your body, especially after a baby, you are a warrior, you created a life inside of you," she continued. "That's no easy feat."