(Excuse my horrible grammar in the picture above).
Okay, tumblr, meet my sister-in-law, Kristen.
She is twenty years old. She is a hard-working, intelligent, beautiful, amazing young woman with tons of potential. And she, as you can now tell, is pregnant with a daughter who is sure to be just as great and wonderful as her mother.
Kristen lived with us for a year, and then became pregnant just before my brother proposed to her in June. We were all ecstatic! We couldn’t wait for the first grandchild, great-grandchild, and niece to be born.
Most pregnant woman, as you probably already know, get maternity pictures done when their bellies are plump enough to capture the beauty of pregnancy. My sister did Kristen’s photos, most of which are nude.
These photographs (some are posted above) may be nude, but show no boob, butt, vagina, etc. They’re gorgeous photos, really. Kristen looks like a million bucks.
Some people thought otherwise.
Not too long after these pictures were posted, which the caption “Maternity is hot!” on my sister and Kristen’s facebooks, people began deleting Kristen. Which is fine, it isn’t that huge of a deal, honestly. Kristen, who found it funny, made a status joking around about how she got deleted, and we thought nothing else of it.
So on Friday, Kristen and my brother came over to finish up their couple photo shoot. As I was talking to Kristen, I came to find out that a former teacher of hers had been posting statuses about her (third picture). She honestly believed that Kristen’s photos were narcissistic, giving others sexual arousal, and were crude and trashy.
Kristen, obviously, felt a little hurt considering this was her eighth grade teacher, who seemed to love her in class (keep in mind this woman is 40 years old, and has not only made statuses about Kristen numerous times, but about other former students as well).
Me, being enraged, posted a comment on her status calling her out. And then the fiasco started.
A huge, nasty fight broke out between me and a forty-year-old woman, who was once an educator, and who people look up to for who knows why. She was calling a fifteen-year-old girl names, being completely unprofessional, and acting like a child herself.
She then proceeded to rally up a team of her supporters and report ALL of Kristen’s beautiful maternity photos, banning her from facebook for 72 hours. The former teacher then began to post terrible statuses about Kristen, and got all of her followers to do so too.
Kristen has me, my entire family, and a bunch of her friends behind her to support. But Kristen is still pretty shaken up, upset, and downright mad. And I want to show her that those pictures were perfect, she’s perfect, and her attackers mean nothing.
So please, like, reblog, whatever you can (no names of her aggressors’ will be given out). I just want Kristen to know that she is beautiful, stretch marks and all.