15 Moms Who Epically Shut Down Body-Shamers

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I still remember the feeling of hot shame when my high school boyfriend's best friend came up to me in the hall and said "I don't know why Marco dates you because you're kind of ugly and fat." Ouch. In that moment, I totally froze. 

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Whenever I think about that moment, I always wished I had just stood up for myself. I wish I had said ANYTHING at all. Instead, I just ran to the bathroom cried, and wondered why I was so ugly. 

If only 15-year-old me knew she was (and still is) gorgeous

The sad fact is, being a woman means that you've probably been body-shamed at least once and it sucks. But hopefully sometimes luck strikes and you have the exact perfect response that puts the shamer in his or her place. For inspiration, I asked 15 moms to share their body-shaming moments and how they stood up to their haters.

Read on, and know that you are awesome, no matter what your body shape or size is!

Emotional Health body image body positivity self esteem