A friend once showed me pictures of her bulbous pregnant belly, covered in marks of silvery rivers and branches. She called them her “Tiger Stripes” and with a knowing smile, conveyed enormous pride her in body and its achievement. Have you seen The Shape of a Mother? It is a salute to a woman’s body after pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. I carry my own badges when doing IVF, temporary they may be.
Here is a salute to The Shaping of a Mother: