Happy #InternationalWomensDay – This Woman Stooping Over A Toilet With Her Child Strapped To Her Back Is All Of Us

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I could say that the last two days of my child having a tummy bug was by far the most stressful but I would be lieing! He is six so its been years! What’s my point you ask? Well it’s simple, being mom and woman is not always cute, it’s not always perfect and sometimes we fail beautifully and that’s ok! Today is International Women’s Day and I have been loving all of the posts in celebration of the occasion, including all the selfies, the hugs and women flexing their ‘muscles’.

But y’all this post! This post really caught my eye and made me stop scrolling for a hot second!

Ashley Wright or @Mswrightsway on Instagram is known for her unabashed work in women’s activism and helping women during the most intimate parts of motherhood including breastfeeding. Today she posted a picture taken by her 6yr old of stooping over a public toilet with her one year old strapped to her back giving what I thought was the perfect context to what it’s like to be a woman and a mom.

In the post she says:

I’ve been notified and tagged in many posts in support of International Women’s Day…

In some I’m pole dancing with a baby on my back, others I’m breastfeeding and/or taking some Beautiful touching photo of motherhood.

While that’s cool and all, let me point out that I was much more fit and younger then. These days I’m really doing some EPIC sh*t! (no pun intended)

Here I am, all out of shape, tired as hell, shoulders and legs numb from carrying a dense child around a no stroller allowed LARGE ass convention, pulling another child by her hand holding it right to not get lost in the crowd and to keep up, working my single mom ass off cus I’m building relationships to pay these bills and having to stop to take both kids to the bathroom, while I hover over the toilet, legs shaking in pain, to relieve myself… yelling “DONT TOUCH NOTHING!” ?

You’re probably asking, Why didn’t I put Satori down? So she can touch on everything?!! Who took the picture? My unashamed, brave, and loving 6-year-old who wanted to show me she’s a better picture taker now… (OUT OF ALL THE MOMENTS)

So as many are showing cute ass pics of women, this right here is why we are dope ass fucc! Cus it’s these moments that really show us what the hell we are made of!

Cheers to those amazing strong compassionate courageous loving EPIC MIRACULOUS MOMENTS, your older child hasn’t captured! I am so blessed to always have my girls with me!

We run this muhfuccin! I mean at least I know I do! IM BOUT THIS EPIC ASS LIFE!

here is her post:

I’ve been notified and tagged in a many posts in support of International Women’s Day… — In some I’m pole dancing with a baby on my back, others I’m breastfeeding and/or taking some Beautiful touching photo of motherhood. — While that’s cool and all, let me point out that I was much more fit and younger then. These days I’m really doing some EPIC shit! (no pun intended) — Here I am, all out of shape, tired as hell, shoulders and legs numb from carrying a dense child around a no stroller allowed LARGE ass convention, pulling another child by her hand holding it right to not get lost in the crowd and to keep up, working my single mom ass off cus I’m building relationships to pay these bills and having to stop to take both kids to the bathroom, while I hover over the toilet, legs shaking in pain, to relieve myself… yelling “DONT TOUCH NOTHING!” ? — You’re probably asking, Why didn’t I put Satori down? So she can touch on everything?!! Who took the picture? My unashamed, brave, and loving 6 year old who wanted to show me she’s a better picture taker now… (OUT OF ALL THE MOMENTS) — So as many are showing cute ass pics of women, this right here is why we are dope ass fucc! Cus it’s these moments that really show us what the hell we are made of! — Cheers to those amazing strong compassionate courageous loving EPIC MIRACULOUS MOMENTS, your older child hasn’t captured! I am so blessed to always have my girls with me! — We run this muhfuccin! I mean at least I know I do! IM BOUT THIS EPIC ASS LIFE! — Eye see you ladies! TAG A DOPE WOMAN! — #mswrightsway #internationalwomensday #singlemom #sahm #workingmom #whatshitreallylookslike #babywearing #attachmentparenting #naturalparenting #boss

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Listen! I felt this post with every fiber of my being because the cute pictures are dope but this right here is the real! Her followers loved it too:

you are fantastic!!! ??????

hbanks1908
I feel you sis! Been there done that. I’m a mom of three boys and had to keep one strap to me too while one stand and say Mom you’re peeing out your butt. Listening to the ladies in the stall next to me laugh??‍♀️??‍♀️?

almndbuttatelly
salute Queen ! ?

I love this! #Happy internationalwomensday ❤️

lglksgn
Amen ??. Preach on sis????

ginadok
When you refuse to photoshop #AYE #YouAreMyHero

justnaturalme40
Wow, she took an amazing pic

sjc_mambo_og
Cheers to you mama!!!! The reality of mother hood is not always pretty.??❤

naynay__524
I love this!! @amywiththecurlzz

jataemichelle
That “DON’T TOUCH NOTHING!” mom life ?????

napturally_neci
Lol this is dope????❤️❤️❤️

xbluemoonbaby
Epic! ?? I’ve done this several times as well. And that leg shaking part is no joke!! And I’m an old ass mama ?❤️??✊?.

_trudyjo
@dreamlivebelievecherish hey, gotta do what you gotta do ??‍♀️?

Thank you Ashley for reminding us that there is Glory even in most awkward of scenarios. Happy International Women’s Day yall!

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