Bikini-clad women rally to support fat-shamed mom

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">LEFT: The original photo Jex-Blake uploaded to Facebook. RIGHT: children at the rally holding a sign that reads "Wear your skin proudly." (Tanis Jex-Blake / Kristin Heimbecker / Facebook)</span></div>
Nobody is going to stop Tanis Jex-Blake from wearing a bikini anytime soon.

The mother of five posted to Facebook last week about being fat-shamed and ridiculed at a nearby beach. The post went viral, and ushered in a huge wave of support from moms and other individuals across the world. This past Wednesday, that support could be seen in person at a rally held in Edmonton, Alberta.

Dozens of bikini-clad women gathered, brandishing signs that displayed supportive messages about body image and self-esteem. Jex-Blake was on hand too, wearing the same infamous bikini that was in the photo liked by millions around the world.

Credit: Janine Gammon / Facebook

A group of women at the rally posing in their swimsuits. Tanis Jex-Blake, the woman who originally posted the bikini image that went viral, is left.

Credit: Kristin Heimbecker / Facebook

Two women and a man proudly showing off their stomachs with the message "Bare your belly."

Credit: Brittany Gammon / Facebook

A group of women at the event, displaying a sign that says "Imperfect and flawed and still beautiful."

More of the women participating in the rally can be seen in the video below.

Kudos to these ladies for being proud of their bodies and not being afraid to show it.
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