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This Woman Took a Stand Against Body Shaming in Powerful Facebook Post

November 26, 2015 2 min read

People get personal trainers for all sorts of reasons, but for someone to try and pinpoint just what that motivation is, making assumptions about the person's goals, it can go sour very quickly.

South Australian new mother Mel Rymill was told by her personal trainer that she "obviously" wanted to shed some pounds. What the trainer didn't know was that it was her first session after she had given birth. Mel was outraged and took to Facebook to go on an epic rant that would bring light to the situation.

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"I corrected her nicely by simply saying '… I’m not worried by how my body looks, only how it functions … it can be pretty badass.'"

She continued to say, "Skinny people are envied for their lack of fat or shamed for apparently starving themselves. Voluptuous women are either labelled fat and shamed or they’re labelled brave for being comfortable in their own skin."

Showing off her bedtime nursing bra, Mel explained how unacceptable an image-obsessed culture is.

She said that she is "certainly not going to be rocking a runway any time soon, my hair is greasy, I have no makeup on, my body is squishy and plentiful."

"Hell, I am badass as f***! S*** what society wants from me. This is what’s on offer," she added.

Mel even invited other women of all body sizes to join her in the #‎badassundies movement. The post was shared over 6,000 times until it was taken down due to a report of nudity.

The post was well-received by several women, nonetheless, who chose to post pictures of themselves in their underwear with the #‎badassundies hashtag.

Mother speaks out on Facebook about harsh comment made my personal trainer. Mother speaks out on Facebook about harsh comment made my personal trainer. Mother speaks out on Facebook about harsh comment made my personal trainer. Do you think Mel's personal trainer was out of line with her comment? Source: Daily Mail

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