Mum tired of being told she had the 'perfect body' posts revealing selfie

Mum-of-four Kimberly Henderson was sick of people telling her she had the "perfect body" after children, so uploaded a ...
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Mum-of-four Kimberly Henderson was sick of people telling her she had the "perfect body" after children, so uploaded a brave selfie to show the world the truth.

Tired of being told she had the "perfect body", this mum decided to take action - and her efforts are taking the internet by storm.

American musician Kimberly Henderson posted an unretouched shot of her post-baby belly to highlight her struggle with accepting her body after pregnancy.

"I used to have a six pack before my babies ... And now even though I work out I know its not going to make my loose skin tight ... Or my stretch marks disappear ever lol and I'm ok with that because everyday I get to wake up to 4 beautiful smiling faces and I'm reminded that they are worth this flabby belly and they are worth these stretch marks [sic]," the mum of four from South Carolina captioned the shot.

Everyone always compliments me on how I have such a "perfect" body after 4 kids. I decided to upload this pic and leave...

Posted by Kimberly Henderson on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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And her post certainly struck a chord: it has had more than 130,000 likes and over 12,000 shares since it was uploaded last week.

Henderson, 27, admits accepting her stretch-marked, saggy tum took a long time, "because I was young and all these girls my age had perfect bodies and I was in my one piece bathing suit trying to hide all my flaws".

To them..I'm a superhero. They love me when I'm not lovable.. They think I'm perfect when I'm not perfect. They give me the strength to hold on...They are worth it. ❤

Posted by Kimberly Henderson on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"I still wear a bikini because being a mother makes me feel beautiful ... Not having a flat tummy."

The singer wanted to share the brave photograph because "we ARE moms and we ARE superheroes and we freakin ROCK and in my opinion that is sexier than any 6 pack!"

Fellow mums have commented on Henderson's selfie in their thousands, uploading their own "mummy tummy" shots and sharing words of encouragement.

So hard to get a family picture lol

Posted by Kimberly Henderson on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"You look amazing and thanks for sharing this pic im a mother of 4 and still feel a lil embarrassed trying to be confident about my body," wrote one supporter.

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"This is the most awesome post I've ever come across!! I have two teenagers and still struggle with my body. #inspiration," said another.

This isn't Henderson's first experience of online fame - a video of her singing Whitney Houston's How Will I Know to her baby went viral last year, and has had more than 5 million views since it was uploaded in December.

The singer may have been rejected from American Idol in the past, but she's definitely a new idol for mums around the world.

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