Photo: Tanis Jex-Blake Facebook
A mother of five has fought back her body shamers by baring it all on Facebook.
Tanis Jex-Blake was left mortified after recently down to her bikini, only to be mocked by other beach goers.
But rather than letting their comments disparage her, the Canadian mother took to Facebook to proudly show off her beach body.
In an open letter, Tanis wrote that despite their pointing, laughing and pretending to kick her, she was not ashamed of her battle scars.
“I’m sorry if my first attempt at sun tanning in a bikini in public in 13 years “grossed you out”. I’m sorry that my stomach isn’t flat and tight. I’m sorry that my belly is covered in stretch marks.”
“I’m NOT sorry that my body has housed, grown, protected, birthed and nurtured FIVE fabulous, healthy, intelligent and wonderful human beings.”
Unsurprisingly the post has since gone viral.