Monalisa Stephen, a plus size Nigerian model on Instagram gave a clap back to a female troll for body shaming her just after she received a direct message from an Instagram user, Bibian Udeh, condemning her body when she shared the above image.
The message read: “The stretchmarks on your tumy only confirms you have more than one child. How many you don born abeg. I de ask becoz your tummy too big abeg. See as e protured. Lolzzz” It read.”
In response to the message, Monalisa thanked the lady, told her that she looks beautiful and took to her page to share her hurt about body shaming fellow women.
So I woke up to this message and the first thing I think is, what is wrong with women? First of all, even if I had a child [which I don’t] so what? A few years back a comment like this would have probably had me crying and depressed but right now I am way passed there. Most women have stretch marks with or without child birth, the only difference is I’m not offended by my stretch mark. I go to the gym, I work out and I’m healthy, my size doesn’t make me unhealthy, neither does my stretch marks. Dear women, let’s learn to appreciate each other’s body and be encouraging to each other because irrespective of what size you are, we all have fought insecurities at some point! Let’s learn to help each other grow. “I’m not doing this to spite or shame her, it just hurts that this is coming from a woman” • She wrote