— She did this shoot to reclaim her body after having three babies in one year. But trolls were really rude.
Mel wanted to do the shoot because she had struggled to accept her body after her pregnancies, she said in a blog post shared by photographer Trina Cary.
She gave birth to three children in 12 months. Her son was only 3 months old when she became pregnant with twin girls. Аfter that it was “hard to adapt and fall in love” with her body, Mel said.
"You don’t have time to think of the way you look most days, but sometimes you catch a glimpse of your body and hardly even recognize the reflection staring back”, — Mel said.
Аbout a year after her pregnancy with her twins, she decided to “let go and started to celebrate the journey my body had been through.”
Cary said she shared the photos on her blog as she had with others, but these ones quickly went viral. They were shared on media outlets like the Huffington Post and the Daily Mail. But Cary sad she was shocked and saddened by the response of people online. Some said Mel was too skinny to be insecure and called her a “slut and a hoe” for sharing the pictures, Cary said.
“I shouldn’t have been surprised as I deal with haters all the time regarding vulnerable sessions but I was in shock… The fact that people jumped at tearing her apart broke my heart. Insecurities are personal; you can’t tell someone how to feel.”
Cary said she posted the response because she wants people to “see the love” behind the shoot.