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Facebook rallies to support mom who was fat shamed at beach

 <span class=meta>(Tanis Jex-Blake / Facebook)</span>
Tanis Jex-Blake of Edmonton, Alberta was just trying to enjoy a day at the beach. The mother-of-five has stretch marks on her stomach from child birth, which she rightfully thought wouldn't be a big deal to show in her swimsuit. But Jex-Blake claims that a group of men approached and started to pretend kick her while shouting insults about her stomach and bodily appearance.

The incident left Jex-Blake reasonably upset. But she took to Facebook and let out her anguish in a well-worded message.



Her status was posted with the following image below.

Jex-Blake's status has been shared over 3,000 times now, with people across the world offering their words of encouragement and support.




The story spread to a radio station in Edmonton, who shared Jex-Blake's message and photo. That post alone got over 1 million likes and 200,000 shares. The high majority of the responses have been nothing but supportive, with many users offering their own experiences with fat-shaming and feeling insecure about their body.

Jex-Blake is partnering with other mothers in the area to host a post-baby bikini sit-in in efforts to encourage moms to be proud of their bodies. Just goes to show that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
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