Lots of things happen to human bodies when they get pregnant — other than the obvious bun baking in the oven! Strange food cravings (my mom famously ate six boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats the day before she went into labor with me), morning sickness, weight gain, and stretch marks. It's normal! It happens! Toxic beauty standards can make us ashamed of this very real fact of life, but Ashley Graham is pregnant and here to remind us that stretch marks aren't just natural — they're beautiful, too.
Seriously, these comments will make it rain on your face.
Check out some of these comments! Fans were quick to congratulate her for displaying her confidence and reminding us that all bodies are worthy of validation and love.
"What I see is confidence, acceptance, and being an inspiration to everyone that feels awkward about their own bodies. All that makes you kind and very attractive from inside out, keep it up and congratulations on the baby," wrote Instagram user @geanninamejia.
"The point of this is not to say that a certain size is the only thing that is beautiful. We all come in different shapes and sizes and that is the point. It is the confidence and the self love that is the point," wrote Instagram user @sheilaazaricarealestate.
"I showed my husband this photo and he said, 'See! She’s just like you.' I am almost 21 weeks pregnant and I’ve been struggling with my changing body. I love how much you embrace it. I’ve always looked up to you and your confidence. Congratulations on your babe!" wrote Instagram user @hippieparades.