Lesley Murphy Hits Back at Mom-Shamers in Empowering Post
Lesley Murphy took to Instagram on Monday to put mom-shamers in their place.
“This will not be tolerated on my account,” the Bachelor Nation alum wrote on her Instagram Story, sharing screenshots of cruel comments from social media trolls. “I hope you can work on whatever it is that’s inside of you causing your negativity and hate. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with you. Future mom-shamers will be blocked. Have a lovely day.”
In a follow-up post to her grid, the new mom — who welcomed daughter Nora Blanche on February 12 with fiancé Alex Kavanagh — further addressed the negativity, which included attacks on her baby girl’s looks and her decision to vacation with her friends.
“I went 10 weeks without a mom trolling me on anything more than bottle feeding. 10 weeks without most strangers making a dig at our parenting choices. 10 weeks without anyone telling me my baby wasn’t up to their standard of cuteness,” the franchise star wrote in part.
“Telling others that the only way to be a ‘good mom’ is to sacrifice your own needs/wants is beyond detrimental. Stop being the martyr. There is no prize for sacrificing yourself,” she continued, later adding, “I am sincerely saddened to think of the women who were taught an extremely limited view of womanhood, motherhood and women’s roles.”
Lesley — who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her family — concluded by expressing gratitude for her supporters.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving me and my family the way you do,” she wrote. “Goodnight to everyone but the mom-shamers.”
“I was worried about the mom-shamers. As strong as I am, we all have that inner critic and it can really affect us mentally on any given day. I’m lucky to have a really good community online. I don’t get a ton of it, but it certainly does pop into my DMs and I just kind of have to roll my eyes,” she said at the time. “It depends on the day, though.”
The “Road Les Traveled” blogger elaborated, “Sometimes I do want to respond, and I do want to tell these people, ‘That’s not OK. Nobody knows my baby better than me. And so, respectfully, f--k off.’”
See Lesley’s entire post below.
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